Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Iceland, you would:
be 19.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 67.6% lower top tax rate
Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 54.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 1.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 38.0% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 42.1% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 85.3% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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