Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 25.1 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Chad, that number is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 86.2% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Chad, the GDP per capita is $2,300.

be 14.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Chad, however, that number is 46.7%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Chad, the top tax rate is 60.0%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Chad, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 31.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chad, 856.0 women do.

be 76.9% less likely to be literate


In China, the literacy rate is 96.4%. In Chad, it is 22.3%.

be 7.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chad, on the other hand, 85.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 96.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In China, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Chad, that number is 4% of people on average (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

be 90.6% less likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Chad, about 5.0% do.

be 46.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In China, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Chad, that number is 51% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 34.5% less on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chad, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

Chad: At a glance

Chad is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,259,200 sq km. Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and the insurgents. In 2005, new rebel groups emerged in western Sudan and made probing attacks into eastern Chad despite signing peace agreements in December 2006 and October 2007. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. Power remains in the hands of an ethnic minority. In January 2014, Chad began a two year rotation on the UN Security Council.

How big is Chad 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, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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