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


live 7.5 years less

In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Bahamas, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.


be 53.3% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Bahamas, however, that number is 9.3% as of 2010.

make 45.2% less money

Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $56,200 as of 2020, while in Bahamas, the GDP per capita is $30,800 as of 2020.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Bahamas, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.


have 82.1% more children

In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Bahamas, there are 14.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Hong Kong, approximately 2.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Bahamas, on the other hand, 12.8 children do as of 2022.


spend 43.2% less on education

Hong Kong spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Bahamas spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.


see 4.8 times more coastline

Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Bahamas, that number is 3,542 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Bahamas: At a glance

Bahamas is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 10,010 sq km. Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.
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