Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, you would:

Health

live 4.9 years less


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

be 55.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, 8.7% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

make 63.9% less money


Saint Pierre and Miquelon has a GDP per capita of $46,200, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

Life

have 73.2% more children


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 84.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, approximately 6.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 33.1% less likely to have internet access


In Saint Pierre and Miquelon, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Geography

see 120.8 times more coastline


Saint Pierre and Miquelon has a total of 120 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 Saint Pierre and Miquelon? 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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