Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Lebanon, you would:
live 4.9 years longer
In Lebanon, the average life expectancy is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 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 3.3 times more money
Lebanon has a GDP per capita of $19,600 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 68.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Lebanon, 9.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 30.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Lebanon, 28.6% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 25.0% lower top tax rate
Lebanon has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 60.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Lebanon, approximately 6.8 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 38.2% fewer children
In Lebanon, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 14.4% more likely to have internet access
In Lebanon, approximately 78.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
spend 32.0% more on education
Lebanon spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 3.3 times more coastline
Lebanon has a total of 225 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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