Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 29.3 years longer

In Mozambique, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 54 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).


make 51.2 times more money

Mozambique has a GDP per capita of $1,200, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 87.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Mozambique, 24.5% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

be 56.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Mozambique, 46.1% live below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9%.

spend 53.1% less on taxes

Mozambique has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


be 95.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Mozambique, approximately 65.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 76.6% fewer children

In Mozambique, there are approximately 38.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Mozambique, 39% of the population has electricity access. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do.

be 4.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Mozambique, approximately 17.5% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.


spend 49.2% less on education

Mozambique spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.


see 70.3% less coastline

Mozambique has a total of 2,470 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 Mozambique? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong, Autoridade Tributária de Moçambique.


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