Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Switzerland, you would:
be 68.2% less likely to be obese
In Switzerland, 19.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
live 6.7 years less
In Switzerland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 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 50.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
make 70.7% less money
Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $62,100 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 21.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Switzerland, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
pay a 12.5% higher top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
have 10.5% more children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 5.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Switzerland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.5 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.
be 39.5% less likely to have internet access
In Switzerland, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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