Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Uganda, you would:
live 15.0 years longer
In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 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 26.9 times more money
Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 67.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
pay a 62.5% lower top tax rate
Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 91.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Uganda, approximately 32.6 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 80.1% fewer children
In Uganda, there are approximately 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 5.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Uganda, approximately 20% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Uganda, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.
be 23.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Uganda, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2017.
spend 26.9% more on education
Uganda spends 2.6% 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, Uganda Revenue Authority, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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