Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Kenya, you would:
live 13.9 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 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 13.4 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 92.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 44.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 90.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 27.9 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 69.5% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 17.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 85% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 5.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 40.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Kenya, approximately 71% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2020.
spend 13.7% less on education
Kenya spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 36.8% more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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