Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Yemen, you would:
live 8.6 years longer
In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 70 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 63.7% less likely to be obese
In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 6.6 times more money
Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 86.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 98.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Yemen, 48.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 82.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 38.1% more likely to be literate
In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 85.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Yemen, approximately 46.5 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 59.7% fewer children
In Yemen, there are approximately 24.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Yemen, approximately 27.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 25.6% more on healthcare
Yemen spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2015. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 7.6 times more coastline
Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.
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