Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Moldova, you would:
live 11.3 years longer
In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 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 9.6 times more money
Moldova has a GDP per capita of $6,700 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 24.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
pay a 16.7% lower top tax rate
Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 75.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Moldova, approximately 11.1 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 21.5% fewer children
In Moldova, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 17.5% more likely to have internet access
In Moldova, approximately 76.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
be 10.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Moldova, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2017.
spend 50.7% less on education
Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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