Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Timor-Leste, you would:
live 6.8 years longer
In Timor-Leste, the average life expectancy is 69 years (68 years for men, 71 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 63.2% more likely to be obese
In Timor-Leste, 3.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 3.0 times more money
Timor-Leste has a GDP per capita of $6,000 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 11.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Timor-Leste, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 92.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Timor-Leste, 41.8% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
be 79.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Timor-Leste, approximately 142.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 42.1% more likely to be literate
In Timor-Leste, the literacy rate is 68.1% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 64.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Timor-Leste, approximately 31.7 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.
have 63.7% fewer children
In Timor-Leste, there are approximately 32.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 57.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Timor-Leste, approximately 63% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 97.5% more likely to have internet access
In Timor-Leste, approximately 27.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
be 15.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Timor-Leste, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017. In China, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 20.5 times more coastline
Timor-Leste has a total of 706 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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