Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Turkey, you would:
be 80.7% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
be 73.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 13.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 95.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkey, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 42.3% less money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $28,400 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 65.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 19.4 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 70.6% more likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
have 30.5% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 10.3% less likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 18.6% less on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 25.6% more on healthcare
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.0 times more coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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