Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:
live 19.9 years longer
In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 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 3.3 times more money
Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 65.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 54.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate
Equatorial Guinea 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 96.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 78.3 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 73.2% fewer children
In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 49.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 67% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 47.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2020.
see 2.5 times more coastline
Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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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