Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.5 years less

In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Honduras, that number is 71 years (70 years for men, 73 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese

In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Honduras, that number is 21.4% of people.


spend 44.4% less on taxes

China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Honduras, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 66.5% less money

China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Honduras, the GDP per capita is $5,600.

be 51.3% more likely to be unemployed

In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Honduras, that number is 5.9%.

be 9.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Honduras, however, that number is 29.6%.


have 82.1% more children

In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Honduras, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Honduras, 129.0 women do.

be 43.3% more likely to die during infancy

In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Honduras, on the other hand, 17.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 17.9% 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 Honduras, that number is 82% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas).

be 43.6% less likely to have internet access

In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Honduras, about 30.0% do.


spend 58.2% more on healthcare

China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Honduras, that number is 8.7% of GDP.


see 94.3% less coastline

China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Honduras, that number is 823 km.

Honduras: At a glance

Honduras is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 111,890 sq km. Once part of Spain's vast empire in the New World, Honduras became an independent nation in 1821. After two and a half decades of mostly military rule, a freely elected civilian government came to power in 1982. During the 1980s, Honduras proved a haven for anti-Sandinista contras fighting the Marxist Nicaraguan Government and an ally to Salvadoran Government forces fighting leftist guerrillas. The country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998, which killed about 5,600 people and caused approximately $2 billion in damage. Since then, the economy has slowly rebounded.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Dirección Ejecutiva de Ingresos, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.


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