Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of Taiwan, you would:
live 11.0 years less
In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 28.9% lower top tax rate
Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Philippines, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
make 67.3% less money
Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $24,502 as of 2018, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2020.
be 37.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Taiwan, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 5.1% as of 2019.
be 11.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Philippines, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2018.
have 3.0 times more children
In Taiwan, there are approximately 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Philippines, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.6 times 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 Philippines, on the other hand, 22.2 children do as of 2022.
be 43.8% less likely to have internet access
In Taiwan, approximately 89.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Philippines, about 50.0% do as of 2020.
see 23.2 times more coastline
Taiwan has a total of 1,566 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..
Philippines: At a glance
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