Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of China, you would:
be 66.1% less likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
be 14.6% less likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Vietnam, that number is 3.1% as of 2018.
pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Vietnam, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 50.0% less money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2020.
be 11.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Vietnam, however, that number is 6.7% as of 2018.
have 58.0% more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Vietnam, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 48.3% more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.2 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 Vietnam, on the other hand, 14.8 children do as of 2022.
spend 17.1% more on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Vietnam spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
see 76.2% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, State Administration of Taxation.
Vietnam: At a glance
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