Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 82.5% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

be 32.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

make 69.5% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

Life

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In China, 27.0 women do.

have 32.8% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.9% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 17.0% more on healthcare


Saudi Arabia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.5 times more coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? 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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