Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.3 years less


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Nauru, that number is 67 years (63 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 9.8 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Nauru, that number is 61.0% of people.

Economy

make 26.9% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,200.

be 5.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Nauru, that number is 23.0%.

Life

be 35.0% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Nauru, on the other hand, 7.8 children do.

have 95.1% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Nauru, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% less on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Nauru, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

How big is Nauru 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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