Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Vietnam, you would:
be 3.0 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 100.0% more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 91.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
be 17.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 32.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 54.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 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.
have 36.7% fewer children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 14.6% less on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 4.2 times more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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