Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of El Salvador, you would:
live 8.4 years longer
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 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 8.1 times more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 55.7% less likely to be unemployed
In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 39.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate
El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 77.1% less likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 11.8 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 54.8% fewer children
In El Salvador, there are approximately 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 33.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
spend 13.2% less on education
El Salvador spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 2.4 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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