Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Venezuela instead of China, you would:
live 2.8 years less
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Venezuela, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022.
be 4.1 times more likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Venezuela, that number is 25.6% of people as of 2016.
pay a 24.4% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Venezuela, the top tax rate is 34.0% as of 2016.
make 53.0% less money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $7,704 as of 2018.
be 89.6% more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Venezuela, that number is 6.9% as of 2018.
be 55.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Venezuela, however, that number is 33.1% as of 2015.
have 73.9% more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Venezuela, there are 17.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 4.3 times more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Venezuela, 125.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.6 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 Venezuela, on the other hand, 17.7 children do as of 2022.
spend 62.9% less on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Venezuela spends 1.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 80.7% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT, State Administration of Taxation.
Venezuela: At a glance
How big is Venezuela compared to China? See an in-depth size comparison.