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

Health

live 2.8 years less

In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 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

pay a 31.8% lower top tax rate

Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

make 31.5% less money

Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 40.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 17.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Singapore, approximately 2.3 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.

Expenditures

spend 13.8% more on education

Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.8 times more coastline

Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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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