Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 40.8% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 50.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

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.

Life

be 18.5% 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 Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.8% less likely to have internet access


In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 15.2% more on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 10.4 times more coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

How big is Italy compared to Hong Kong? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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