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

Health

live 1.1 years less

In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Spain, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 35.6% less money

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

be 4.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Hong Kong, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Spain, that number is 14.1% as of 2019.

pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate

Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 11.3% fewer children

In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Spain, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Geography

see 6.8 times more coastline

Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Agencia Tributaria, Spain, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.
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