Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Greenland, you would:
live 2.1 years longer
In Greenland, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 60.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Greenland, 9.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 96.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Greenland, 16.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 60.8% less money
Greenland has a GDP per capita of $41,800 as of 2015, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 22.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Greenland, approximately 8.8 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 28.0% fewer children
In Greenland, there are approximately 13.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 67.0% less on education
Greenland spends 10.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 67.1% less coastline
Greenland has a total of 44,087 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
How big is China compared to Greenland? See an in-depth size comparison.