Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China 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 China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 97.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
make 70.8% less money
Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $56,200 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 24.2% more likely to be unemployed
In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
have 23.5% more children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.7 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 China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
be 23.9% less likely to have internet access
In Hong Kong, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 20.5% less on education
Hong Kong spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 19.8 times more coastline
Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
China: At a glance
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