Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Timor-Leste, you would:
live 13.9 years longer
In Timor-Leste, the average life expectancy is 69 years (68 years for men, 71 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 10.8 times more money
Timor-Leste has a GDP per capita of $6,000 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 29.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Timor-Leste, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 52.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Timor-Leste, 41.8% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 91.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Timor-Leste, approximately 31.7 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 73.8% fewer children
In Timor-Leste, there are approximately 32.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 57.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Timor-Leste, approximately 63% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Timor-Leste, approximately 27.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
be 23.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Timor-Leste, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2017.
spend 13.2% less on education
Timor-Leste spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. 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.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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