Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Egypt, you would:
live 9.2 years longer
In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 4.7 times more money
Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,000 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 62.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Egypt, 7.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 38.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Egypt, 32.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate
Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 85.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Egypt, approximately 17.7 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 62.5% fewer children
In Egypt, there are approximately 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 27.8% more likely to have internet access
In Egypt, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 12.8% more on education
Egypt spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 70.1% less coastline
Egypt has a total of 2,450 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Egyptian Tax Authority, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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