Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 9.9 years longer

In Morocco, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 75 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 7.5 times more money

Morocco has a GDP per capita of $8,600 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 69.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Morocco, 10.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

pay a 60.5% lower top tax rate

Morocco has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

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

In Morocco, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2007. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.


be 85.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Morocco, approximately 18.2 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 53.1% fewer children

In Morocco, there are approximately 17.9 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 38.0% more likely to have internet access

In Morocco, approximately 64.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.


spend 37.7% less on education

Morocco spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


see 60.1% less coastline

Morocco has a total of 1,835 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 Morocco? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Impôts, Morocco, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.


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