Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Russia, you would:
live 11.2 years longer
In Russia, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 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 2.1 times more money
Russia has a GDP per capita of $26,500 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 36.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Russia, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 57.9% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Russia, 12.6% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 15.4% higher top tax rate
Russia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 60.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Russia, approximately 6.4 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 14.9% fewer children
In Russia, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 98.1% less coastline
Russia has a total of 37,653 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Federal Tax Service of Russia, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Russia? See an in-depth size comparison.