Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 10.7 years longer
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 6.7 times more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 66.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 27.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 2.1 times higher top tax rate
Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 90.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 26.2 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 64.0% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 84.0% more likely to have internet access
In Guatemala, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 33.3% more on education
Guatemala spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 83.2% more coastline
Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendence of the Tax Administration, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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