Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 13.6 years longer

In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women).


make 19.6 times more money

Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $111,600.

be 51.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Macau, that number is 2.0%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes

Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0%.


be 74.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do.

have 25.2% fewer children

In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Macau, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 55.2% less on education

Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Macau spends 3.0% of total GDP on education.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Macau compared to Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Secretariat for Economy and Finance, State tax Service.


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