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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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

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.
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