Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bosnia and Herzegovina instead of China, you would:

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 17.9% of people.

Economy

spend 77.8% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

make 24.0% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the GDP per capita is $12,700.

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 20.5%.

be 5.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, however, that number is 16.9%.

Life

be 59.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11.0 women do.

be 54.2% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the other hand, 5.5 children do.

have 28.5% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are 8.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 30.3% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 69.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 74.5% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 9.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.9% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, that number is 20 km.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: At a glance

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 51,187 sq km. Bosnia and Herzegovina declared sovereignty in October 1991 and independence from the former Yugoslavia on 3 March 1992 after a referendum boycotted by ethnic Serbs. The Bosnian Serbs - supported by neighboring Serbia and Montenegro - responded with armed resistance aimed at partitioning the republic along ethnic lines and joining Serb-held areas to form a "Greater Serbia." In March 1994, Bosniaks and Croats reduced the number of warring factions from three to two by signing an agreement creating a joint Bosniak/Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On 21 November 1995, in Dayton, Ohio, the warring parties initialed a peace agreement that ended three years of interethnic civil strife (the final agreement was signed in Paris on 14 December 1995). The Dayton Peace Accords retained Bosnia and Herzegovina's international boundaries and created a multi-ethnic and democratic government charged with conducting foreign, diplomatic, and fiscal policy. Also recognized was a second tier of government composed of two entities roughly equal in size: the Bosniak/Bosnian Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosnian Serb-led Republika Srpska (RS). The Federation and RS governments are responsible for overseeing most government functions. Additionally, the Dayton Accords established the Office of the High Representative (OHR) to oversee the implementation of the civilian aspects of the agreement. The Peace Implementation Council (PIC) at its conference in Bonn in 1997 also gave the High Representative the authority to impose legislation and remove officials, the so-called "Bonn Powers." An original NATO-led international peacekeeping force (IFOR) of 60,000 troops assembled in 1995 was succeeded over time by a smaller, NATO-led Stabilization Force (SFOR). In 2004, European Union peacekeeping troops (EUFOR) replaced SFOR. Currently EUFOR deploys around 600 troops in theater in a policing capacity.

How big is Bosnia and Herzegovina compared to China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Indirect Taxation Authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina, State Administration of Taxation.

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