Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Japan, you would:
live 2.8 years less
In Japan, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 90 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.
make 50.3% more money
Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,900 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
pay a 73.2% lower top tax rate
Japan has a top tax rate of 56.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 23.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Japan, 16.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
have 15.1% more children
In Japan, there are approximately 7.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 42.1% more likely to die during infancy
In Japan, approximately 1.9 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.
see 97.5% less coastline
Japan has a total of 29,751 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong, National Tax Agency Japan.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Japan? See an in-depth size comparison.