Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Taiwan, you would:
live 2.5 years longer
In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 2.3 times more money
Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $24,502 as of 2018, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 21.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Taiwan, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 66.7% lower top tax rate
Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 13.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 35.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Taiwan, approximately 4.0 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.
see 53.2% less coastline
Taiwan has a total of 1,566 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C., Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Taiwan? See an in-depth size comparison.