Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 9.2 years longer


In Kiribati, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 86.5% less likely to be obese


In Kiribati, 46.0% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

make 8.3 times more money


Kiribati has a GDP per capita of $2,000, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 87.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Kiribati, 30.6% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

Life

be 70.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kiribati, approximately 90.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 62.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Kiribati, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

have 42.0% fewer children


In Kiribati, there are approximately 21.2 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Kiribati, 59% of people have electricity access (77% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In China, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Kiribati, approximately 13.7% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

be 42.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kiribati, approximately 67% of people have improved drinking water access (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas). In China, that number is 96% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 46.1% less on healthcare


Kiribati spends 10.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 12.7 times more coastline


Kiribati has a total of 1,143 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

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 Kiribati? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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