Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Greenland, you would:
live 2.7 years longer
In Greenland, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 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 57.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Greenland, 9.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 79.6% 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 3.3% as of 2016.
make 56.5% less money
Greenland has a GDP per capita of $41,800 as of 2015, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 37.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Greenland, approximately 8.3 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 17.7% fewer children
In Greenland, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 21.8% less likely to have internet access
In Greenland, approximately 69.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do 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.