Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Iraq, you would:
live 10.4 years longer
In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2022. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 6.0 times more money
Iraq has a GDP per capita of $9,300 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 81.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 13.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 87.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Iraq, approximately 19.6 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 67.4% fewer children
In Iraq, there are approximately 24.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 53.3% more likely to have internet access
In Iraq, approximately 60.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
see 12.6 times more coastline
Iraq has a total of 58 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Iraq? See an in-depth size comparison.