Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Czech Republic, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 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 81.7% more money


Czech Republic has a GDP per capita of $35,500 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

pay a 31.8% lower top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. 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 Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.

Basic Needs

be 10.8% more likely to have internet access


In Czech Republic, approximately 80.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 41.1% less on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

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 Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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