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


live 5.3 years longer

In Mongolia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 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 69.9% less likely to be obese

In Mongolia, 20.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.


make 32.8% more money

Mongolia has a GDP per capita of $13,700 as of 2018, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 51.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Mongolia, 8.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

be 88.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mongolia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

pay a 4.5 times higher top tax rate

Mongolia has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.


be 35.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mongolia, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 40.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Mongolia, approximately 19.2 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.

have 30.1% fewer children

In Mongolia, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.2% more likely to have access to electricity

In Mongolia, approximately 82% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Mongolia, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of National Taxation, 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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