Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 33.3% more money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 50.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

pay a 54.5% lower top tax rate


Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.

Life

be 37.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 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 17.6% fewer children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 37.7% less on education


Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 99.6% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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