Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of China, you would:
be 37.1% less likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 8.9 years less
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 21.0% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
make 62.8% less money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in India, the GDP per capita is $6,100 as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
be 36.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In India, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2011.
have 69.4% more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In India, there are 16.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 23.1% less likely to be literate
In China, the literacy rate is 96.8% as of 2018. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 4.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In India, on the other hand, 30.3 children do as of 2022.
be 38.6% less likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In India, about 43.0% do as of 2020.
spend 44.4% less on healthcare
China spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In India, that number is 3.0% of GDP as of 2019.
see 51.7% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
India: At a glance
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