Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of China, you would:
live 6.0 years less
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 28.9% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Philippines, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
make 51.2% less money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2020.
be 40.4% more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 5.1% as of 2019.
be 27.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Philippines, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2018.
have 2.2 times more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Philippines, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 4.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.3 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 Philippines, on the other hand, 22.2 children do as of 2022.
be 28.6% less likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Philippines, about 50.0% do as of 2020.
spend 24.1% less on healthcare
China spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.5 times more coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, State Administration of Taxation.
Philippines: At a glance
How big is Philippines compared to China? See an in-depth size comparison.