Quality of life comparison
If you lived in France instead of Hong Kong, you would:
live 1.0 years less
In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In France, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 31.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In France, however, that number is 13.6% as of 2018.
make 25.3% less money
Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $56,200 as of 2020, while in France, the GDP per capita is $42,000 as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In France, that number is 8.1% as of 2019.
pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate
Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2% as of 2016.
have 45.0% more children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In France, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 23.5% 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 France, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2022.
spend 22.7% more on education
Hong Kong spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 6.6 times more coastline
Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
France: At a glance
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