Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of New Zealand, you would:
live 1.1 years longer
In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 32.5% more money
New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $42,400 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 29.1% less likely to be unemployed
In New Zealand, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 54.5% lower top tax rate
New Zealand has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 25.9% less likely to die during infancy
In New Zealand, approximately 3.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 37.1% fewer children
In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 26.7% less on education
New Zealand spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 95.2% less coastline
New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, New Zealand Inland Revenue Department, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.