Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of New Caledonia, you would:

Health

live 2.3 years less


In New Caledonia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 73.5% less likely to be unemployed


In New Caledonia, 14.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

be 80.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In New Caledonia, 17.0% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

make 41.5% less money


New Caledonia has a GDP per capita of $31,100 as of 2015, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

Life

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In New Caledonia, approximately 5.0 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 20.0% fewer children


In New Caledonia, there are approximately 14.5 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 26.6% less likely to have internet access


In New Caledonia, approximately 74.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 6.4 times more coastline


New Caledonia has a total of 2,254 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 New Caledonia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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