Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in China instead of Kazakhstan, you would:

Health

live 4.6 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 70.5% less likely to be obese


In Kazakhstan, 21.0% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

be 22.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

make 36.5% less money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 26.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 4.5 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 38.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

have 32.0% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 30.7% less likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

How big is China compared to Kazakhstan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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