Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Denmark, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 48.7% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

be 4.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Denmark, however, that number is 13.4%.

spend 24.0% more on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Denmark, the top tax rate is 55.8%.

Life

be 77.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Denmark, 6.0 women do.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 14.6% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 82.3% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 96.4% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Denmark, that number is 10.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 49.6% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, State Administration of Taxation.

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