Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Philippines, you would:
live 6.1 years longer
In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
make 2.2 times more money
Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 31.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 84.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Philippines, 21.6% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 40.6% higher top tax rate
Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 76.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 43.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Philippines, approximately 20.0 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 49.3% fewer children
In Philippines, there are approximately 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Philippines, approximately 88% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
see 60.0% less coastline
Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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