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

Health

live 9.5 years less

In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Fiji, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 84.8% less money

Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

be 45.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

be 55.8% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

pay a 33.3% higher top tax rate

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

Life

have 2.1 times more children

In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.3 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 Fiji, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 44.1% less likely to have internet access

In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 18.2% more on education

Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Fiji spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 54.0% more coastline

Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.
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