Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 3.6 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 35.2% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

pay a 64.4% lower top tax rate


China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0% as of 2016.

be 25.6% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Romania, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

be 6.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Romania, however, that number is 22.4% as of 2012.

Life

be 34.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Romania, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.7% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Romania, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2020.

have 26.7% fewer children


In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.2% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Romania, about 70.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 98.4% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), State Administration of Taxation.

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