Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 46.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Luxembourg, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

pay a 65.6% lower top tax rate


Luxembourg has a top tax rate of 43.6% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 38.6% less money


Luxembourg has a GDP per capita of $105,100 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

Life

be 18.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Luxembourg, approximately 3.3 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 27.6% fewer children


In Luxembourg, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 15.4% less on education


Luxembourg spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

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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