Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Cambodia instead of China, you would:
be 37.1% less likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cambodia, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 5.4 years less
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Cambodia, that number is 71 years (69 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022.
be 91.8% less likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Cambodia, that number is 0.3% as of 2017.
pay a 55.6% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Cambodia, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.
make 74.4% less money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Cambodia, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 27.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Cambodia, however, that number is 16.5% as of 2016.
have 94.3% more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Cambodia, there are 19.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cambodia, 160.0 women do as of 2017.
be 16.8% less likely to be literate
In China, the literacy rate is 96.8% as of 2018. In Cambodia, it is 80.5% as of 2015.
be 4.4 times 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 Cambodia, on the other hand, 29.6 children do as of 2022.
be 25.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In China, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Cambodia, 75% of the population do as of 2019.
be 52.9% less likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Cambodia, about 33.0% do as of 2019.
be 10.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In China, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Cambodia, that number is 85% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 37.1% less on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Cambodia spends 2.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 29.6% more on healthcare
China spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Cambodia, that number is 7.0% of GDP as of 2019.
see 96.9% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Cambodia, that number is 443 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, General Department of Taxation.
Cambodia: At a glance
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