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

Health

live 2.1 years longer

In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 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.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money

Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 65.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

pay a 73.5% lower top tax rate

Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

Basic Needs

be 19.8% more likely to have internet access

In Portugal, approximately 74.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 32.7% less on education

Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 59.1% less coastline

Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.

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.
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