Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Barbados, you would:
live 5.1 years longer
In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 81 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 4.4 times more money
Barbados has a GDP per capita of $12,900 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 71.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Barbados, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 55.2% lower top tax rate
Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 73.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Barbados, approximately 9.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 25.8% fewer children
In Barbados, there are approximately 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 12.2% more likely to have internet access
In Barbados, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
see 7.6 times more coastline
Barbados has a total of 97 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Barbados, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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