Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.9 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500.

be 69.2% less likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2%.

Life

be 71.7% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guernsey, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 20.3% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 56.6% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Guernsey, about 83.3% do.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Guernsey, that number is 50 km.

Guernsey: At a glance

Guernsey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78 sq km. Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Guernsey 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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