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

Health

be 72.4% less likely to be obese

In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 97.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Romania, 23.8% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.

make 43.1% less money

Romania has a GDP per capita of $28,800 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.

be 19.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Romania, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.

pay a 2.8 times higher top tax rate

Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 13.4% more children

In Romania, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 52.6% more likely to die during childbirth

In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 15.8% more likely to die during infancy

In Romania, approximately 5.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 10.3% less likely to have internet access

In Romania, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Geography

see 64.4 times more coastline

Romania has a total of 225 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.


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

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.
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