Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of United Kingdom, you would:
live 1.7 years longer
In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Hong Kong, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
make 35.1% more money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $41,600 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
pay a 66.7% lower top tax rate
United Kingdom has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 33.2% less likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 3.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.5 children do as of 2022.
have 25.5% fewer children
In United Kingdom, there are approximately 10.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 15.4% less on education
United Kingdom spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 94.1% less coastline
United Kingdom has a total of 12,429 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong, HM Revenue & Customs.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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