Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.8 years longer


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 45.9% more money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 29.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 46.7% higher top tax rate


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 14.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 12.1% less on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 73.7% less coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

How big is Singapore 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, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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