Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Czech Republic instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 3.9 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Czech Republic, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 51.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Czech Republic, however, that number is 9.7% as of 2015.

make 45.0% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Czech Republic, the GDP per capita is $35,500 as of 2017.

pay a 46.7% higher top tax rate


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Czech Republic, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 69.7% more on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Czech Republic spends 5.6% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Czech Republic: At a glance

Czech Republic is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 77,247 sq km. At the close of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, having rejected a federal system, the new country's predominantly Czech leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the increasingly strident demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Slovaks, the Sudeten Germans, and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). On the eve of World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the territory that today comprises the Czech Republic and Slovakia became an independent state allied with Germany. After the war, a reunited but truncated Czechoslovakia (less Ruthenia) fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

How big is Czech Republic compared to Hong Kong? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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