Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Hong Kong, you would:
be 55.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
be 23.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
pay a 3.1 times higher top tax rate
Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 35.3% less 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 Iceland, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
have 61.2% more children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 72.7% more on education
Hong Kong spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 6.8 times more coastline
Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Iceland: At a glance
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