Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of Cook Islands, you would:

Health

be 88.9% less likely to be obese


In Cook Islands, 55.9% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Cook Islands, 13.1% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

Life

have 12.1% fewer children


In Cook Islands, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 61.8% more on healthcare


Cook Islands spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 120.8 times more coastline


Cook Islands has a total of 120 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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