Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 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 67.2% less likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $6,700 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 65.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 52.6% more likely to die during childbirth


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

Basic Needs

be 28.7% less likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 76.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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