Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Taiwan instead of China, you would:
live 5.1 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Taiwan, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 49.4% more money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $24,502 as of 2018.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Taiwan, however, that number is 1.5% as of 2012.
be 41.3% less 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 Taiwan, on the other hand, 4.0 children do as of 2022.
have 25.6% fewer children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Taiwan, there are 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 27.1% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Taiwan, about 89.0% do as of 2019.
see 89.2% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Taiwan, that number is 1,566 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Taiwan: At a glance
How big is Taiwan compared to China? See an in-depth size comparison.