Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 76.2% less likely to be obese


In Morocco, 26.1% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

live 1.4 years less


In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 94.2% more money


Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 61.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Morocco, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 78.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Morocco, 15.0% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 18.4% more on taxes


Morocco has a top tax rate of 38.0%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

be 77.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Morocco, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

be 40.7% more likely to be literate


In Morocco, the literacy rate is 68.5%. In China, it is 96.4%.

be 45.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Morocco, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

have 30.5% less children


In Morocco, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Morocco, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas). In China, that number is 96% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Geography

see 7.9 times more coastline


Morocco has a total of 1,835 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

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 Morocco? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, State Administration of Taxation.

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