Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Iceland, you would:
be 71.7% less likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 7.5 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 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 93.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 68.6% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 7.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 1.6 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 23.4% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 29.3% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 53.9% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 37.2% less on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.9 times more coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 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
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