Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Slovenia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Slovenia, that number is 20.2% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $34,400.

be 69.2% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6%.

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Slovenia, however, that number is 13.9%.

spend 11.1% more on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Slovenia, the top tax rate is 50.0%.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Slovenia, 9.0 women do.

be 67.5% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 3.9 children do.

have 33.3% less children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovenia, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 41.9% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Slovenia, about 75.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 67.3% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Slovenia, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.

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