Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 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 75.4% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.7 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 1999. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 59.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 10.6% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 87.5% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.

be 10.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 12.7 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 48.2% fewer children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 73.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, approximately 58% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 25.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 5.7 times more coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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