Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.4 years less

In Monaco, the average life expectancy is 89 years (86 years for men, 94 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).


make 46.9% less money

Monaco has a GDP per capita of $115,700, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 55.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Monaco, 2.0% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.


have 34.8% more children

In Monaco, there are approximately 6.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 50.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Monaco, approximately 1.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.7% less likely to have internet access

In Monaco, approximately 95.2% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.


spend 2.4 times more on education

Monaco spends 1.4% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.


see 178.8 times more coastline

Monaco has a total of 4 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 Monaco? 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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