Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 17.0% more money


Guernsey has a GDP per capita of $52,500, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guernsey, 1.2% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

Life

be 20.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Guernsey, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

Geography

see 14.7 times more coastline


Guernsey has a total of 50 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 Guernsey? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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