Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Argentina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 25.1% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900.

spend 22.2% less on taxes


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

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Argentina, that number is 8.1%.

be 7.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Argentina, however, that number is 25.7%.

Life

be 18.3% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.8 children do.

have 35.8% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Argentina, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 92.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Argentina, 52.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 32.0% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Argentina, about 70.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 12.7% less on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Argentina, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 65.6% less coastline


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

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.

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


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

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