Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Sao Tome and Principe, you would:

Health

live 16.9 years longer


In Sao Tome and Principe, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 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 20.2 times more money


Sao Tome and Principe has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 74.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Sao Tome and Principe, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

be 69.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sao Tome and Principe, 66.2% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.

Life

be 93.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 41.7 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.

have 71.7% fewer children


In Sao Tome and Principe, there are approximately 29.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 29.9% 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


Sao Tome and Principe spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.5 times more coastline


Sao Tome and Principe has a total of 209 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

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.

How big is Hong Kong compared to Sao Tome and Principe? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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