Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy 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 Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
make 30.6% less money
Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $56,200 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.
be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% 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 Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 23.9% 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 Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.
have 13.6% fewer children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 23.9% less likely to have internet access
In Hong Kong, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
see 10.4 times more coastline
Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Italy: At a glance
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