Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Djibouti, you would:
live 10.8 years longer
In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 54.1% less likely to be obese
In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 3.0 times more money
Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $5,500 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 90.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 97.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Djibouti, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
be 88.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Djibouti, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 85.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Djibouti, approximately 46.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 55.4% fewer children
In Djibouti, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Djibouti, approximately 42% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 18.6% more likely to have internet access
In Djibouti, approximately 59.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 3.0 times more on healthcare
Djibouti spends 1.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 46.2 times more coastline
Djibouti has a total of 314 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
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