Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Spain, you would:
be 73.9% less likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 5.9 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 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 77.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 17.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 84.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
make 52.6% less money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $38,400 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
have 33.3% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 7.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 3.2 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.
be 36.9% less likely to have internet access
In Spain, approximately 86.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 2.9 times more coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
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