Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Netherlands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Netherlands, that number is 20.4% of people.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

be 23.1% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Netherlands, however, that number is 8.8%.

spend 15.6% more on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0%.

Life

be 74.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Netherlands, 7.0 women do.

be 70.0% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 11.4% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Netherlands, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.9% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Netherlands, about 90.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 98.2% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Netherlands, that number is 10.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 96.9% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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


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

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