Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Panama, you would:
live 4.0 years longer
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 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 2.5 times more money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 48.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 13.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 40.0% lower top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 70.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Panama, approximately 9.1 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 50.9% fewer children
In Panama, there are approximately 17.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 54.5% more likely to have internet access
In Panama, approximately 57.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
see 70.6% less coastline
Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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