Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 18.0 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 20.9 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 94.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

Life

be 96.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 82.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

be 25.2% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In China, it is 96.4%.

have 63.3% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In China, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 14.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

be 82.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In China, that number is 96% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.9% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 391.9 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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