Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 4.2 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 78.0% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,400 as of 2017.

pay a 66.7% lower top tax rate


China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 82.1% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lithuania, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 6.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2% as of 2015.

Life

be 82.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lithuania, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2020.

have 18.1% fewer children


In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lithuania, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 46.8% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lithuania, about 79.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 99.4% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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


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

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