Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 49.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Luxembourg, 6.1% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

spend 65.6% less on taxes

Luxembourg has a top tax rate of 43.6%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 42.2% less money

Luxembourg has a GDP per capita of $106,300, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.


be 20.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Luxembourg, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 22.6% fewer children

In Luxembourg, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% less likely to have internet access

In Luxembourg, approximately 97.5% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.


spend 17.5% less on education

Luxembourg spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Luxembourg? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.


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