Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Hong Kong, you would:
make 19.1% less money
Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
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 22.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
have 58.3% more children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 10.7% more likely to have internet access
In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
spend 2.3 times more on education
Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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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