Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Philippines, you would:
live 13.5 years longer
In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 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 7.0 times more money
Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 42.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Philippines, 5.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 53.1% lower top tax rate
Philippines has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 19.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Philippines, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 88.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Philippines, approximately 22.2 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 63.9% fewer children
In Philippines, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 84.0% more likely to have internet access
In Philippines, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 37.5% more on education
Philippines spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 98.0% less coastline
Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Philippines? See an in-depth size comparison.