Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Hong Kong, you would:
live 1.7 years less
In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
make 26.0% less money
Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $56,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
have 34.2% more children
In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 49.8% more 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
spend 18.2% more on education
Hong Kong spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 17.0 times more coastline
Hong Kong has a total of 733 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, HM Revenue & Customs, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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