Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Tajikistan, you would:

Health

live 14.2 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 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 20.2 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 36.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.

be 29.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

pay a 15.4% higher top tax rate


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 90.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 28.8 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 61.5% fewer children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 21.8 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 4.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

be 19.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 36.5% less on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

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.

How big is Hong Kong compared to Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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