Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Colombia, you would:
live 6.6 years longer
In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 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 4.5 times more money
Colombia has a GDP per capita of $14,400 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 66.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Colombia, 9.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 28.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Colombia, 28.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 54.5% lower top tax rate
Colombia 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 78.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Colombia, approximately 12.3 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 45.5% fewer children
In Colombia, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 43.6% more likely to have internet access
In Colombia, approximately 62.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
spend 26.7% less on education
Colombia spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 77.2% less coastline
Colombia has a total of 3,208 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN), Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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