Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:


live 25.3 years longer

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).


make 76.8 times more money

Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 68.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9%.


be 96.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 73.4% fewer children

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of the population has electricity access. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do.

be 22.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.


spend 43.5% more on education

Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.


see 19.8 times more coastline

Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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