Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 3.7 years longer
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 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 70.8% less likely to be obese
In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 2.2 times more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 94.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
be 69.6% more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
pay a 6.4 times higher top tax rate
Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 69.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.8% more likely to be literate
In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2015. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 47.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 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 50.2% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 16.5% less likely to have internet access
In Guatemala, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 36.2 times more coastline
Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendence of the Tax Administration, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
How big is China compared to Guatemala? See an in-depth size comparison.