Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Lithuania, that number is 76 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 49.8% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,400 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lithuania, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 11.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2% as of 2015.

Life

have 13.1% more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lithuania, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 40.7% 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 Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.8% less likely to have internet access


In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lithuania, about 79.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 27.3% more on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Lithuania spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 87.7% less coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania 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.

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