Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 72.3% less likely to be obese


In Macedonia, 22.4% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

make 12.1% more money


Macedonia has a GDP per capita of $14,900, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 83.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Macedonia, 23.4% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 84.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Macedonia, 21.5% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 4.5 times more on taxes


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

Life

be 3.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Macedonia, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 62.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Macedonia, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Expenditures

spend 15.4% less on healthcare


Macedonia spends 6.5% 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 Macedonia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Public Revenue Office, State Administration of Taxation.

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