Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.5 years longer


In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 9.0 times more money


India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 63.5% less likely to be unemployed


In India, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

pay a 57.8% lower top tax rate


India has a top tax rate of 35.5% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 92.4% less likely to die during infancy


In India, approximately 35.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do as of 2020.

have 53.8% fewer children


In India, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In India, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In India, approximately 34.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 13.2% less on education


India spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 89.5% less coastline


India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

Hong Kong: At a glance

Hong Kong (sometimes abbreviated HK) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,073 sq km. Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Hong Kong compared to India? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Hong Kong. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this