Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Hong Kong instead of Zambia, you would:
live 17.3 years longer
In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 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 17.0 times more money
Zambia has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $56,200 as of 2020.
be 80.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Hong Kong, that number is 2.9% as of 2019.
be 63.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Zambia, 54.4% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Hong Kong, however, that number is 19.9% as of 2016.
pay a 57.1% lower top tax rate
Zambia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Hong Kong, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
be 93.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Zambia, approximately 37.1 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 76.9% fewer children
In Zambia, there are approximately 34.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Hong Kong, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.7 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Zambia, approximately 37% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Hong Kong, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 4.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Zambia, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
be 39.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Zambia, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Hong Kong, 100% of people do as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Zambia Revenue Authority, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong: At a glance
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