Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in China instead of Ukraine, you would:

Health

live 3.6 years longer


In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 74.3% less likely to be obese


In Ukraine, 24.1% of adults are obese. In China, that number is 6.2% of people.

Economy

make 92.0% more money


Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $8,700, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 58.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Ukraine, 9.5% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

be 13.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line. In China, however, that number is 3.3%.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes


Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

have 19.4% more children


In Ukraine, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In China, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 53.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Ukraine, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Expenditures

spend 22.5% less on healthcare


Ukraine spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In China, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.2 times more coastline


Ukraine has a total of 2,782 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.

China: At a glance

China (sometimes abbreviated PRC) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 9,326,410 sq km. For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. Since the early 1990s, China has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations.

How big is China compared to Ukraine? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, State Administration of Taxation.

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