Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years longer


In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (66 years for men, 78 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 73.2% less likely to be obese


In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 25.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Russia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

be 75.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Russia, 13.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.

make 34.8% less money


Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,900 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

pay a 3.5 times higher top tax rate


Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 16.0% more children


In Russia, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 70.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Russia, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 75.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Russia, approximately 6.5 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.

Basic Needs

be 32.8% less likely to have internet access


In Russia, approximately 80.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 61.5% less coastline


Russia has a total of 37,653 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 Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.

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