Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.5 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

be 32.3% more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

Economy

spend 62.2% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0%.

make 59.3% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 69.2% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

be 11.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

Life

be 26.2% less likely to be literate


In China, the literacy rate is 96.4%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

have 3.6 times more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 17.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In China, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 75.6% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 48.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In China, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.0% less on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 89.0% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, State Administration of Taxation.

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