Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Suriname, you would:
live 3.7 years longer
In Suriname, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 76.5% less likely to be obese
In Suriname, 26.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
be 59.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Suriname, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 99.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Suriname, 70.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
pay a 18.4% higher top tax rate
Suriname has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 75.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Suriname, approximately 120.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 77.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Suriname, approximately 30.2 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.
have 35.4% fewer children
In Suriname, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 51.4% less on education
Suriname spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 44.3% less on healthcare
Suriname spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 37.6 times more coastline
Suriname has a total of 386 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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