Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of Denmark, you would:

Health

be 68.5% less likely to be obese


In Denmark, 19.7% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

live 3.8 years less


In Denmark, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 32.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Denmark, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 75.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Denmark, 13.4% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 19.4% less on taxes


Denmark has a top tax rate of 55.8%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

make 66.5% less money


Denmark has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

Life

have 17.1% more children


In Denmark, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Denmark, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Denmark, approximately 4.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.2% less likely to have internet access


In Denmark, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.1% less on healthcare


Denmark spends 10.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 98.2% more coastline


Denmark has a total of 7,314 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 Denmark? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Danish Central Tax Administration, State Administration of Taxation.

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