Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in China instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 4.1 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,700.

be 55.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In China, that number is 3.9%.

Life

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In China, on the other hand, 12.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In China, about 53.2% do.

Geography

see 112.4 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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