Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Cuba instead of China, you would:
live 3.1 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Cuba, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 4.0 times more likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cuba, that number is 24.6% of people as of 2016.
be 33.3% less likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cuba, that number is 2.6% as of 2017.
make 32.4% less money
China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Cuba, the GDP per capita is $12,300 as of 2016.
be 62.3% less likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cuba, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.
be 24.1% more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cuba, 36.0 women do as of 2017.
have 10.3% fewer children
In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cuba, there are 10.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 74.2% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Cuba, that number is 3,735 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Cuba: At a glance
How big is Cuba compared to China? See an in-depth size comparison.