Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Eritrea, you would:
live 9.2 years longer
In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 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 24.0% more likely to be obese
In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 10.2 times more money
Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 37.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 98.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
be 94.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Eritrea, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 26.4% more likely to be literate
In Eritrea, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 83.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Eritrea, approximately 41.5 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 63.3% fewer children
In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Eritrea, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 70.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Eritrea, approximately 1.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
be 64.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015. In China, that number is 95% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 20.0% more on healthcare
Eritrea spends 4.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 6.5 times more coastline
Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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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