Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Finland, you would:


live 2.0 years longer

In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).


make 38.6% more money

Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 64.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

spend 70.9% less on taxes

Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


have 16.8% less children

In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 54.2% less on education

Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.


see 41.4% less coastline

Finland has a total of 1,250 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

Hong Kong: At a glance

Hong Kong (sometimes abbreviated HK) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,073 sq km. Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Hong Kong compared to Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Finnish Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.


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