Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Senegal, you would:
live 13.7 years longer
In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 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 17.0 times more money
Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 93.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 57.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 62.5% lower top tax rate
Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 92.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Senegal, approximately 32.4 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 74.5% fewer children
In Senegal, there are approximately 31.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 40.8% more likely to have access to electricity
In Senegal, approximately 71% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Senegal, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 14.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Senegal, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2020.
spend 17.0% less on education
Senegal spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 38.0% more coastline
Senegal has a total of 531 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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