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

Economy

make 28.0% more money

Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 44.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

pay a 66.7% lower top tax rate

Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 12.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Australia, approximately 3.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do as of 2020.

have 32.3% fewer children

In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 37.7% less on education

Australia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 97.2% less coastline

Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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.
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