Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of China, you would:
live 7.5 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 3.4 times more money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 19.5% less likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 66.7% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 33.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 62.3% less likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 19.0% fewer children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 31.4% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 25.7% more on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 94.9% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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