If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Solomon Islands, you would:

Health

live 7.0 years longer

In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 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 29.3 times more money

Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

Life

be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Solomon Islands, approximately 13.4 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 64.4% fewer children

In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 23.6 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 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Solomon Islands, approximately 48% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 7.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Solomon Islands, approximately 11.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

be 35.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Solomon Islands, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 66.7% less on education

Solomon Islands spends 9.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2010. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 86.2% less coastline

Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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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