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

Health

be 73.7% less likely to be obese

In Latvia, 23.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 55.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Latvia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

be 87.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Latvia, 25.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

make 34.3% less money

Latvia has a GDP per capita of $27,700 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

pay a 95.7% higher top tax rate

Latvia has a top tax rate of 23.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 26.1% more children

In Latvia, there are approximately 9.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 52.6% more likely to die during childbirth

In Latvia, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy

In Latvia, approximately 5.0 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.

Basic Needs

be 35.0% less likely to have internet access

In Latvia, approximately 83.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 29.1 times more coastline

Latvia has a total of 498 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: State Revenue Service, Latvia, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.

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.
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