Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years longer


In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).

Economy

make 23.0% more money


Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 43.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

spend 72.7% less on taxes


Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 6.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9%.

Life

be 20.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

Expenditures

spend 38.9% less on education


Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Austria? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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