Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Lesotho, you would:
live 24.0 years longer
In Lesotho, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 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 24.4 times more money
Lesotho has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 89.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Lesotho, 28.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 60.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Lesotho, 49.7% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate
Lesotho 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 94.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Lesotho, approximately 48.4 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 65.3% fewer children
In Lesotho, there are approximately 23.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.8 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Lesotho, approximately 36% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Lesotho, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 21.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Lesotho, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2020.
spend 40.5% less on education
Lesotho spends 7.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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