Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 79.5% less likely to be obese


In Fiji, 30.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 85.7% more money


Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 13.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Fiji, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

be 89.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 29.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Fiji, approximately 8.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.

have 33.3% fewer children


In Fiji, there are approximately 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 12.8 times more coastline


Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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