Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Malawi, you would:
live 11.2 years longer
In Malawi, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 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 37.5 times more money
Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,500 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 85.6% less likely to be unemployed
In Malawi, 20.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 61.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Malawi, 51.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate
Malawi 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 92.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Malawi, approximately 33.4 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 71.2% fewer children
In Malawi, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 7.7 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Malawi, approximately 13% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 6.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Malawi, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 51.7% more on education
Malawi spends 2.9% 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: Malawi Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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