Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Iraq, you would:
live 3.5 years longer
In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 79.6% less likely to be obese
In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
be 75.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 85.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 63.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 93.2% more likely to be literate
In Iraq, the literacy rate is 50.1% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 41.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Iraq, approximately 19.5 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 54.9% fewer children
In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 10.0% more likely to have internet access
In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 250.0 times more coastline
Iraq has a total of 58 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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