Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Thailand, you would:
live 7.6 years longer
In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 3.6 times more money
Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate
Thailand has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 68.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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 21.5% fewer children
In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 57.4% more likely to have internet access
In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
spend 19.5% less on education
Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 77.2% less coastline
Thailand has a total of 3,219 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Revenue Department, Government of Thailand, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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