Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Libya, you would:
live 6.5 years longer
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 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 6.7 times more money
Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 89.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 76.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Libya, approximately 11.5 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 63.5% fewer children
In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
see 58.6% less coastline
Libya has a total of 1,770 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, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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