Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Ireland, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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.
be 53.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
pay a 68.8% lower top tax rate
Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
make 11.9% less money
Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 25.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Ireland, approximately 3.6 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 35.4% fewer children
In Ireland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 10.8% less on education
Ireland spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 49.4% less coastline
Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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