Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Guyana, you would:
live 6.6 years longer
In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 73 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 69.3% less likely to be obese
In Guyana, 20.2% 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
Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 64.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 90.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
be 95.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guyana, approximately 667.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 58.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Guyana, approximately 27.6 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 25.2% fewer children
In Guyana, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.8% more likely to have access to electricity
In Guyana, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 45.5% more likely to have internet access
In Guyana, approximately 37.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 31.6 times more coastline
Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? See an in-depth size comparison.