United States compared to Hong Kong

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If you moved to Hong Kong from United States, you would..


live 3.1 years longer


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Hong Kong Hong Kong (82.9 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 82.9 years.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong - Life Expectancy

consume 51.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Hong Kong Hong Kong (5,859 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Hong Kong, that number is 5,859 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong - Electricity Consumption

have 27.2% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Hong Kong Hong Kong (9.1 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, that number is 9.1 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong - Birth Rate

be 29.8% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Hong Kong Hong Kong (19.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, that number is 19.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong - Poverty Line

be 53.4% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Hong Kong Hong Kong (2.7 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong - Infant Mortality

be 23.4% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Hong Kong Hong Kong (3.6% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong - Unemployment

see 96.3% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Hong Kong Hong Kong (733 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Hong Kong

Hong Kong (sometimes abbreviated HK) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,108 sq km. Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.

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