Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 10.9 years longer

In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).


make 7.1 times more money

Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $8,700, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $61,400.

be 67.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Ukraine, 9.5% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

spend 16.7% less on taxes

Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

be 5.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9%.


be 65.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Ukraine, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 13.6% fewer children

In Ukraine, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 61.9% more likely to have internet access

In Ukraine, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access. In Hong Kong, about 85.0% do.


spend 44.1% less on education

Ukraine spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education.


see 73.7% less coastline

Ukraine has a total of 2,782 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

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.

How big is Hong Kong compared to Ukraine? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.


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