Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Macau instead of Germany, you would:

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $111,600.

be 47.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Macau, that number is 2.0%.

spend 74.7% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0%.

Basic Needs

be 13.4% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Macau, about 77.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.8% less on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Macau spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 98.3% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Macau compared to Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Secretariat for Economy and Finance.

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