Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 5.2 years longer
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 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 2.6 times more money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 61.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate
Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
be 69.3% less likely to die during infancy
In Uruguay, approximately 8.3 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 36.7% fewer children
In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
see 11.1% more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Dirección General Impositiva, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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