Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

live 7.5 years longer


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).

Economy

make 12.0% more money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 46.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

Life

be 79.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 51.4% less children


In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.2% more likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 35.3% less on education


Saudi Arabia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 72.2% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? 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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