Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Libya, you would:

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).

Economy

make 6.1 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 89.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

spend 50.0% more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

Life

be 75.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 49.1% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.

Geography

see 58.6% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

Hong Kong: At a glance

Hong Kong (sometimes abbreviated HK) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,073 sq km. Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Hong Kong compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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