CHINA Understanding Macao through statistics


Understanding Macao through statistics

People's Daily online

19:27, December 20, 2019

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Macao’s per capita GDP reaches $83,000

Macao’s per capita GDP grew from $15,000 in 1999 to $83,000 in 2018.

Overall unemployment rate stands at 1.8 percent

Before returning to the motherland, Macao had an unemployment rate of 6.4 percent. After 20 years of development, the city has brought that figure down to 1.8 percent.

Average life expectancy reaches 83.7 years old

Macao’s life expectancy is among the highest in the world. The life expectancy there reached 83.7 years old in 2018, up from 77.9 years old in 1999. The city has built 59 care facilities for the elderly.

Macao has created and adopted 290 laws

The region has created and adopted 290 laws and 628 administrative regulations as of November 2019.

Macao allocates 2.67 billion patacas to improve social welfare

Macao has established a social welfare system covering seniors, the disabled, juveniles, and children. Its investment in this sector has increased from 170 million patacas in 1999 to 2.67 billion patacas in 2018.

The number of inbound tourists has amounted to 35.8 million

Last year, Macao received 35.8 million inbound tourists, a historic high. Now, the city is striving to become a world tourism and leisure center.

144 countries and regions have been granted visa-free or visa-upon-arrival status to Macao

Under the support of the central government and the Commissioner's Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Macao Special Administrative Region, Macao has been granted visa-free or visa-upon-arrival treatment by 144 countries or regions.

College enrolment rate has reached 93.9 percent

The college enrolment rate of Macao has increased from 74 percent in 1999 to 93.9 percent in the 2018/2019 academic year.

Macao has won 1,100 medals in international sporting events

Macao has improved significantly in competitive sports, winning more than 1,100 medals in international sporting events after it returned to the motherland. Macao secured a gold medal in martial arts at the 2010 Asian Games - the first gold medal won by the city at the Asian Games.

Macao owns a convention area of 190,000 square meters

The convention industry is a major industry which promotes Macao’s diverse economic development. In recent years, the city has constantly improved convention centers and relevant infrastructure, bringing its convention area to more than 190,000 square meters.

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