Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Taiwan, you would:
live 5.1 years less
In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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 60.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 33.1% less money
Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $24,502 as of 2018, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
have 34.4% more children
In Taiwan, there are approximately 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 70.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Taiwan, approximately 4.0 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.
be 21.3% less likely to have internet access
In Taiwan, approximately 89.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
see 9.3 times more coastline
Taiwan has a total of 1,566 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
How big is China compared to Taiwan? See an in-depth size comparison.