Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Palau, you would:
live 9.0 years longer
In Palau, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 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 3.2 times more money
Palau has a GDP per capita of $17,600 as of 2019, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 20.1% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 72.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 77.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Palau, approximately 11.3 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 30.2% fewer children
In Palau, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
see 51.7% less coastline
Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.