Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Bangladesh, you would:
live 8.9 years longer
In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 11.7 times more money
Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 33.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 18.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate
Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 91.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 54.6% fewer children
In Bangladesh, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 20.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access
In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 3.4 times more on education
Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 26.4% more coastline
Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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