Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 0.8 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 74.8% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

make 87.6% more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 44.3% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 89.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 28.6% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

have 24.1% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 83.4% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.1% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 47.2 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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