Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).

Economy

make 46.2% more money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 29.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

spend 57.1% less on taxes


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 22.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Malta, 16.3% live below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9%.

Life

be 22.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 11.9% less children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 54.2% less on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.7 times more coastline


Malta has a total of 197 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 Malta? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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