Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Singapore, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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