Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Ethiopia, you would:
live 15.7 years longer
In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 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 29.3 times more money
Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 82.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Ethiopia, 17.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 32.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ethiopia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate
Ethiopia 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 92.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Ethiopia, approximately 35.8 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 73.4% fewer children
In Ethiopia, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Ethiopia, approximately 43% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 4.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Ethiopia, approximately 18.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
be 45.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Ethiopia, approximately 69% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2017.
spend 29.8% less on education
Ethiopia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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