Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Jamaica, you would:
live 0.9 years longer
In Jamaica, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 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 74.9% less likely to be obese
In Jamaica, 24.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 97.8% more money
Jamaica has a GDP per capita of $9,200 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 68.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Jamaica, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 80.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Jamaica, 17.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 80.0% higher top tax rate
Jamaica has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 63.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Jamaica, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
have 28.0% fewer children
In Jamaica, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 14.2 times more coastline
Jamaica has a total of 1,022 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Tax Admministration of Jamaica.
China: At a glance
How big is China compared to Jamaica? See an in-depth size comparison.