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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for China and India. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, population and much more.
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General information

 ChinaIndia
Region:East AsiaSouth Asia
Area:9,562,910 km²3,287,259 km²
Official language:ChineseHindi
Government form:People's republic (communist one-party system)Federal parliamentary republic
Independent since:1523 BC1947 AD
Capital:BeijingNew Delhi

Population

Details for China and India

 ChinaIndia
Population:1,412,360,0001,393,409,000
Inhabitants/km²:147.7423.9
Life expectancy males:Ø 75 yearsØ 69 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 79 yearsØ 71 years
Average age:Ø 38.4 yearsØ 28.7 years
Birthrate:8.52 ‰17.44 ‰
Deathrate:7.07 ‰7.30 ‰
Migrationrate:-0.11 ‰0.16 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 ChinaIndia
Political stability:6649
Civil rights:3645
Health:6735
Climate:5462
Cost of Living:62100
Popularity:7349

Economy

Details for China and India

 ChinaIndia
Currency:Renminbi Yuan
(1 CNY = 100 Fen)
Indian Rupee
(1 INR =100 Paise)
Unemployment rate:4.8 %6.0 %
Inflation rate:0.98 %5.13 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
63.16 %28.80 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:59.20 %49.70 %
Average income:11,890 US$2,170 US$
Corruption index:55 (bad)60 (bad)


 CHN:
total
per 1000
inh.
IND:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:17,734,063 M US$12.56 M US$3,173,398 M US$2.28 M US$
Gross national product:16,789,239 M US$11.89 M US$3,027,515 M US$2.17 M US$
Exported goods:3,554,296 M US$2.52 M US$643,129 M US$0.46 M US$
Imported goods:3,091,488 M US$2.19 M US$717,831 M US$0.52 M US$

Infrastructure

Details for China and India

 CHN:
total
per 1000
inh.
IND:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:4,960,600 km3.51 km4,699,024 km3.37 km
Railways:68,141 km0.05 km68,155 km0.05 km
Waterways:110,000 km0.08 km14,500 km0.01 km
Harbours:6,6620.00471,8010.0013
Passenger airports:2140.0002820.0001

Energy balance

Details for China and India

 CHN:
total
per 1000
inh.
IND:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:5,564.00 bn kWh3.94 m kWh1,137.00 bn kWh815,984.38 kWh
Energy production:5,883.00 bn kWh4.17 m kWh1,386.00 bn kWh994,682.80 kWh
Energy export:18.91 bn kWh13,388.94 kWh5.15 bn kWh3,695.97 kWh
Energy imports:6.19 bn kWh4,379.20 kWh5.62 bn kWh4,031.12 kWh
CO2 emissions:10.71 bn t7,581.08 t2.46 bn t1,762.80 t

Telecommunication

Details for China and India

 ChinaIndia
International dialing:+86+91
Internet domain:.cn.in

 CHN
total
CHN
per 1000
inh.
IND
total
IND
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:181,908,00012920,052,16214
Mobile cellulars:1,718,411,00012171,153,709,832828
Internet server:20,602,000156,746,0005
Internet users:994,368,886704599,165,884430
Broadband Internet:483,549,50034222,950,00016

Healthcare system

Details for China and India

 ChinaIndia
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:4.310.53
Physicians per 1000 inh.:1.790.78
Diabetes:9.2 %10.4 %
Tuberculosis:0.59 ‰1.88 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:94.0 %84.0 %
Smokers:25.6 %27.2 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: China and India

 ChinaIndia
Daytime temperatures:19.0 °C31.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:9.2 °C21.1 °C
Water temperature:17.9 °C27.3 °C
Rel. humidity:69 %66 %
Rain days:6.47.9
Sunshine hours per day:5.96.2

Native languages

 ChinaIndia
Chinese:92.0 %n/a
Hindi:n/a41.0 %
Bengali:n/a8.1 %
Telugu:n/a7.2 %
Marathi:n/a7.0 %
Tamil:n/a5.9 %
Urdu:n/a5.0 %
Gujarati:n/a4.5 %
Kannada:n/a3.7 %
Oriya:n/a3.2 %
Malayalam:n/a3.2 %
Punjabi:n/a2.8 %
Hakka:1.8 %n/a
Zhuang:1.4 %n/a
Assamese:n/a1.3 %
Maithili:n/a1.2 %
Mantšu:0.9 %n/a
Hui:0.8 %n/a
Yi:0.6 %n/a
Uighur:0.6 %n/a
Tujia:0.5 %n/a
Tibetan:0.4 %n/a
Mongolian:0.4 %n/a
Puyi:0.2 %n/a
Dong:0.2 %n/a
other:0.2 %5.9 %

Religions

 ChinaIndia
Hinduism:0.1 %79.8 %
Nondenominational:58.5 %n/a
Local chinese beliefs:17.5 %n/a
Islam:1.7 %13.0 %
Buddhism:6.2 %0.7 %
Taoism:4.4 %n/a
Christianity:2.3 %2.3 %
Sikhism:n/a1.7 %
Jainism:n/a0.4 %
Bahaism:n/a0.2 %
other:9.3 %1.9 %


Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.