Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Switzerland, you would:
pay a 62.5% lower top tax rate
Switzerland has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Switzerland, 6.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 22.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Switzerland, approximately 3.5 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 20.0% fewer children
In Switzerland, there are approximately 10.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 35.3% less on education
Switzerland spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Swiss Federal Tax Administration, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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