Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Ireland, you would:
be 75.5% less likely to be obese
In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 5.1 years less
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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 41.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 59.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
make 75.1% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 5.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.6 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 10.8% fewer children
In Ireland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 35.8% less likely to have internet access
In Ireland, approximately 84.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 10.0 times more coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 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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