Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 15.4% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

be 7.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

have 60.2% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 44.7% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

be 40.9% 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 99.1% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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