Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Benin, you would:
live 21.8 years longer
In Benin, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 28.0 times more money
Benin has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 45.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Benin, 36.2% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 95.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Benin, approximately 58.7 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 80.0% fewer children
In Benin, there are approximately 42.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Benin, approximately 41% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 4.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Benin, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
be 30.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Benin, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2017.
spend 17.5% less on education
Benin spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 6.1 times more coastline
Benin has a total of 121 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Benin? See an in-depth size comparison.