Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years longer


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).

Economy

be 55.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

make 21.5% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

Life

be 71.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 47.6% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do.

be 19.4% more likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% less on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 4.6 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

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 Brunei? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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