Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Faroe Islands, you would:
live 2.4 years longer
In Faroe Islands, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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 61.3% more money
Faroe Islands has a GDP per capita of $40,000 as of 2014, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 40.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Faroe Islands, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 99.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Faroe Islands, 10.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 47.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Faroe Islands, approximately 5.1 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 43.6% fewer children
In Faroe Islands, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 34.4% less coastline
Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Faroe Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.