Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Italy, you would:
make 68.8% more money
Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 72.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 33.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 69.3% lower top tax rate
Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 15.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Italy, approximately 3.2 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.
be 20.2% more likely to have internet access
In Italy, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
spend 13.2% less on education
Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 90.4% less coastline
Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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