Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 72.4% less likely to be obese

In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.


be 26.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Romania, 5.3% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 85.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

make 31.8% less money

Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

spend 2.8 times more on taxes

Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.


have 38.2% more children

In Romania, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 27.7% more likely to die during infancy

In Romania, approximately 9.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.6% less likely to have internet access

In Romania, approximately 59.5% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.


see 64.4 times more coastline

Romania has a total of 225 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 Romania? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), State Administration of Taxation.


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