Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of France, you would:
live 1.0 years longer
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 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 46.3% more money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 67.0% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
pay a 70.1% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 40.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 15.6% less likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.2 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 29.4% fewer children
In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 38.9% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 84.9% less coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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