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

Health

live 12.4 years less

In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Mongolia, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate

Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Mongolia, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

make 78.8% less money

Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Mongolia, the GDP per capita is $13,700 as of 2018.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mongolia, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.

be 48.7% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Mongolia, however, that number is 29.6% as of 2016.

Life

have 97.6% more children

In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mongolia, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 7.1 times 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 Mongolia, on the other hand, 19.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Mongolia, 82% of the population do as of 2016.

be 73.5% less likely to have internet access

In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mongolia, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

be 14.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Mongolia, 85% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 24.2% more on education

Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Mongolia spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department of National Taxation, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

Mongolia: At a glance

Mongolia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,553,556 sq km. The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols' historical homeland; more ethnic Mongolians live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution, the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won elections in 1990 and 1992, but was defeated by the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC) in the 1996 parliamentary election. The MPRP won an overwhelming majority in the 2000 parliamentary election, but the party lost seats in the 2004 election and shared power with democratic coalition parties from 2004-08. The MPRP regained a solid majority in the 2008 parliamentary elections but nevertheless formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party that lasted until January 2012. In 2009, current President ELBEGDORJ of the Democratic Party was elected to office and was re-elected for his second term in June 2013. In 2010, the MPRP voted to retake the name of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a name it used in the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, a new party was formed by former president ENKHBAYAR, which adopted the MPRP name. In the 2012 Parliamentary elections, a coalition of four political parties led by the Democratic Party, gained control of the Parliament.
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