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

Health

live 3.8 years longer

In Qatar, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 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.

Economy

be 65.2% less likely to be unemployed

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

make 48.0% less money

Qatar has a GDP per capita of $124,100 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

Life

be 52.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Qatar, approximately 5.7 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.

Basic Needs

be 10.3% less likely to have internet access

In Qatar, approximately 99.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 13.8% more on education

Qatar spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 30.2% more coastline

Qatar has a total of 563 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

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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