Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Suriname, you would:
live 9.9 years longer
In Suriname, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 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.
make 4.3 times more money
Suriname has a GDP per capita of $14,900 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 65.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Suriname, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 71.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Suriname, 70.0% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 60.5% lower top tax rate
Suriname 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 87.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Suriname, approximately 22.1 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 43.6% fewer children
In Suriname, there are approximately 14.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 14.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Suriname, approximately 87% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 82.7% more likely to have internet access
In Suriname, approximately 49.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
see 89.9% more coastline
Suriname has a total of 386 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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