Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Ecuador, you would:
live 6.1 years longer
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 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 5.5 times more money
Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $10,300 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 48.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 20.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ecuador, 25.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate
Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 85.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 18.1 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 51.1% fewer children
In Ecuador, there are approximately 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 41.5% more likely to have internet access
In Ecuador, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
see 67.2% less coastline
Ecuador has a total of 2,237 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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