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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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

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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