Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Albania, you would:


live 4.5 years longer

In Albania, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).


make 4.9 times more money

Albania has a GDP per capita of $12,500, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 77.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Albania, 14.0% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

spend 34.8% less on taxes

Albania has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 39.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Albania, 14.3% live below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9%.


be 77.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Albania, approximately 11.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 32.6% fewer children

In Albania, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.0% more likely to have internet access

In Albania, approximately 66.4% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.


see 2.0 times more coastline

Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

Hong Kong: At a glance

Hong Kong (sometimes abbreviated HK) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,073 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.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Albanian Taxation Office, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.


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