Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Lesotho instead of Hong Kong, you would:
live 24.0 years less
In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Lesotho, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women) as of 2022.
make 95.9% less money
Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $56,200 as of 2020, while in Lesotho, the GDP per capita is $2,300 as of 2020.
be 9.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Lesotho, that number is 28.1% as of 2014.
be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Lesotho, however, that number is 49.7% as of 2017.
pay a 100.0% higher top tax rate
Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Lesotho, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
have 2.9 times more children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Lesotho, there are 23.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 19.0 times 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 Lesotho, on the other hand, 48.4 children do as of 2022.
be 64.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Lesotho, 36% of the population do as of 2019.
be 53.3% less likely to have internet access
In Hong Kong, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Lesotho, about 43.0% do as of 2020.
be 17.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Lesotho, 83% of people do as of 2020.
spend 68.2% more on education
Hong Kong spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Lesotho spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Lesotho: At a glance
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