If you lived in China instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

live 12.4 years longer

In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 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 22.5% less likely to be obese

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 57.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.

be 98.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.

pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate

Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 90.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 91.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 78.3 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 66.8% fewer children

In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 49.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 67% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

be 40.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In China, that number is 95% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 74.2% more on healthcare

Equatorial Guinea spends 3.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 49.0 times more coastline

Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.


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

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