Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Maldives, you would:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
see 13.8% more coastline
Maldives has a total of 644 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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