Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.8 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Estonia, that number is 77 years (73 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 50.9% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,700 as of 2017.

be 87.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Estonia, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

pay a 33.3% higher top tax rate


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 10.7% more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Estonia, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 37.0% 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 Estonia, on the other hand, 3.7 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 57.6% more on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Estonia spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 5.2 times more coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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