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

Health

live 1.8 years less

In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Slovenia, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

be 39.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Slovenia, however, that number is 12.0% as of 2018.

make 35.1% less money

Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $56,200 as of 2020, while in Slovenia, the GDP per capita is $36,500 as of 2020.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Slovenia, that number is 7.6% as of 2019.

pay a 3.3 times higher top tax rate

Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Slovenia, the top tax rate is 50.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 40.4% less 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 Slovenia, on the other hand, 1.5 children do as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 11.4% more on education

Hong Kong spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Slovenia spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 93.6% less coastline

Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Tax Administration of the Republic of Slovenia, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.
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