Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of United Arab Emirates, you would:

Health

live 5.3 years longer


In United Arab Emirates, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women).

Economy

be 93.8% more likely to be unemployed


In United Arab Emirates, 1.6% of adults are unemployed. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1%.

Life

be 73.0% less likely to die during infancy


In United Arab Emirates, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do.

have 41.1% fewer children


In United Arab Emirates, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Hong Kong, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 44.4% less coastline


United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 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 United Arab Emirates? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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