Comparing United States to Hong Kong

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If you moved to Hong Kong from the United States, you would:


LIVE 3.2 YEARS LONGER


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Hong Kong  HONG KONG (82.78 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 82.78.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong life expectancy

CONSUME 49% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Hong Kong  HONG KONG (6,216 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Hong Kong, it is 6,216 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Hong Kong  HONG KONG (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Hong Kong, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong AIDS percentage

BE 55.8% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Hong Kong  HONG KONG (2.73 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, there are a total of 2.73 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong infant mortality

BE 57.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Hong Kong  HONG KONG (3.1% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Hong Kong 3.1% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong unemployment rate

HAVE 30.1% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Hong Kong  HONG KONG (9.38 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Hong Kong, however, there are a total of 9.38 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong birth rate

BE 29.8% MORE LIKELY TO BE 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, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, 19.6% are.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong poverty

SEE A 96.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Hong Kong  HONG KONG (733km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Hong Kong has a total of 733 km.
Category: United States vs. Hong Kong coastline

At a Glance: Hong Kong

  • Land Area: ~1 thousand sq km (United States is ~8,901 times bigger than Hong Kong)
  • Population: ~7 million people (312 million more people live in United States)

How big is Hong Kong compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Hong Kong (1,104 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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 1,104 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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).