Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.7 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 41.3% less money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 66.7% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

be 6.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2%.

Life

have 35.0% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 55.8% more likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

Expenditures

spend 78.2% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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