Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 4.0 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

make 13.2% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 74.4% less likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

spend 71.1% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

be 72.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

Life

be 85.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 70.0% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 16.3% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.6% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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