If you lived in China instead of Chad, you would:

Health

live 16.9 years longer

In Chad, the average life expectancy is 59 years (57 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 10.9 times more money

Chad has a GDP per capita of $1,500 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.

be 98.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Chad, 42.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.

pay a 25.0% lower top tax rate

Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 79.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Chad, approximately 140.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 4.3 times more likely to be literate

In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3% as of 2016. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.

be 89.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Chad, approximately 65.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.

have 75.5% fewer children

In Chad, there are approximately 40.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Chad, approximately 9% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 7.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Chad, approximately 10.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

be 56.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Chad, approximately 61% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 52% in rural areas) as of 2020. In China, that number is 95% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 45.8% more on education

Chad spends 2.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 22.7% more on healthcare

Chad spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, General Inspectorate of Finance.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.
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