Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Germany, you would:
be 72.2% less likely to be obese
In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 5.4 years less
In Germany, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 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 26.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Germany, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 95.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Germany, 14.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 67.8% less money
Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,900 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 4.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Germany, approximately 3.2 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.
be 22.2% less likely to have internet access
In Germany, approximately 90.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 30.0% less on education
Germany spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 53.8% less on healthcare
Germany spends 11.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 6.1 times more coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 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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