Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Italy, you would:
be 68.8% less likely to be obese
In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 6.5 years less
In Italy, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 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 63.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 9.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 97.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Italy, 20.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 57.9% less money
Italy has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
have 42.9% more children
In Italy, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 14.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Italy, approximately 3.2 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.
spend 18.6% less on education
Italy spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 37.9% less on healthcare
Italy spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 90.8% more coastline
Italy has a total of 7,600 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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