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


live 2.2 years longer

In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Argentina, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2022.

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese

In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people as of 2016.


make 23.6% more money

China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2022, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $22,500 as of 2022.

pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate

China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Argentina, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

be 36.7% more likely to be unemployed

In China, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Argentina, that number is 6.8% as of 2022.


have 49.0% more children

In China, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Argentina, there are 15.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 95.7% more likely to die during childbirth

In China, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Argentina, 45.0 women do as of 2020.

be 38.3% more likely to die during infancy

In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.3 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 19.2% more likely to have internet access

In China, approximately 73.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Argentina, about 87.0% do as of 2021.


spend 38.9% more on education

China spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Argentina spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 78.6% more on healthcare

China spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Argentina, that number is 10.0% of GDP as of 2020.


see 65.6% less coastline

China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Administration of Public Revenue, State Administration of Taxation.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.
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