Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.8 years longer

In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 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 76.2% less likely to be obese

In Morocco, 26.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.


make 2.1 times more money

Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 61.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Morocco, 10.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

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

In Morocco, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2007. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

pay a 18.4% higher top tax rate

Morocco has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.


be 58.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Morocco, approximately 70.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 31.2% more likely to be literate

In Morocco, the literacy rate is 73.8% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.

be 37.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Morocco, approximately 18.2 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 35.2% fewer children

In Morocco, there are approximately 17.9 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 16.2% less likely to have internet access

In Morocco, approximately 64.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.


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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