Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of South Korea, you would:
make 32.9% more money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $42,300 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 22.1% less likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 60.5% lower top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 38.2% more likely to live below the poverty line
In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 11.1% less likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 2.9 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 16.2% more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 69.6% less coastline
South Korea has a total of 2,413 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Tax Service, South Korea, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to South Korea? See an in-depth size comparison.