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

Health

live 2.6 years longer

In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 73 years (69 years for men, 78 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 74.3% less likely to be obese

In Ukraine, 24.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 32.3% more money

Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $12,400 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.

be 59.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Ukraine, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.

be 45.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Ukraine, 1.1% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.

pay a 2.5 times higher top tax rate

Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 52.6% more likely to die during childbirth

In Ukraine, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 25.9% less likely to have internet access

In Ukraine, approximately 94.5% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 35.2% less on education

Ukraine spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 23.9% less on healthcare

Ukraine spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.

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.


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

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.
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