Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.8 years longer


In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 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.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 32.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Maldives, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.

Life

be 86.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Maldives, approximately 19.8 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 47.5% fewer children


In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 41.5% more likely to have internet access


In Maldives, approximately 63.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 19.5% less on education


Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 13.8% more coastline


Maldives has a total of 644 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 Maldives? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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