Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of United Kingdom, you would:
live 2.1 years longer
In United Kingdom, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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 45.6% more money
United Kingdom has a GDP per capita of $44,300 as of 2017, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.
be 29.5% less likely to be unemployed
In United Kingdom, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.
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 32.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In United Kingdom, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 34.1% less likely to die during infancy
In United Kingdom, approximately 4.1 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 29.4% fewer children
In United Kingdom, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 40.0% less on education
United Kingdom spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Hong Kong spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
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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