Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Turkmenistan, you would:
live 11.9 years longer
In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (68 years for men, 74 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 3.5 times more money
Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 71.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
be 99.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 91.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkmenistan, approximately 30.8 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 54.1% fewer children
In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access
In Turkmenistan, approximately 21.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Hong Kong: At a glance
How big is Hong Kong compared to Turkmenistan? See an in-depth size comparison.