Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Eritrea instead of Hong Kong, you would:
live 17.0 years less
In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Eritrea, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.
make 97.5% less money
Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Eritrea, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.
be 87.1% more likely to be unemployed
In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Eritrea, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Eritrea, however, that number is 50.0% as of 2004.
have 3.3 times more children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Eritrea, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 16.0 times more likely to die during infancy
In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Eritrea, on the other hand, 43.3 children do as of 2020.
be 53.3% less likely to have access to electricity
In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Eritrea, 47% of the population do as of 2017.
be 98.5% less likely to have internet access
In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Eritrea, about 1.3% do as of 2018.
be 42.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Eritrea, 58% of people do as of 2015.
see 3.0 times more coastline
Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Eritrea, that number is 2,234 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Eritrea: At a glance
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