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


live 8.5 years longer

In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 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 20.1 times more money

Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,800 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.

be 72.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 1999. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.


be 82.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Vanuatu, approximately 14.3 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 62.7% fewer children

In Vanuatu, there are approximately 21.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 61.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Vanuatu, approximately 62% of the population has electricity access as of 2018. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Vanuatu, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.


spend 91.3% more on education

Vanuatu spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Hong Kong spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.


see 71.0% less coastline

Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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