Hong Kong comes alive at night. This is a city where a noodle shop that looks drab in daytime will turn a spectrum of neon hues after dark. At 8pm, head to Victoria Harbour to see Hong Kong’s skyline light up in blues, greens, yellows and purples as a laser show plays out, synchronized to music. Don’t just look forward as you walk down a busy city street in Mong Kok or Causeway Bay; look up, and you’ll see HK’s vertical neon signs springing to life.


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Business Freedom

Business freedom 97.4
Business freedom [Teleport score] 1.0
Freedom from corruption 74.0
Freedom from corruption [Teleport score] 0.7883
Lack of labor restrictions 89.0
Lack of labor restrictions [Teleport score] 0.9579
Time to open a business 1.5
Time to open a business [Teleport score] 1.0

City Size

Urban area population (millions) 46.6455
Population density in people/sq km in UA center. 10537.638671875
Population density in people/sq km over full UA as defined by bounding box. 2232.2464542110383

Climate

Average day length (hours) 12.5
Average high temperature (Celsius) 25
Average low temperature (Celsius) 21
Average daily solar radiation (Mj/mΒ²) 11.4
Weather type Humid Subtropical Climate

Cost of Living

Inflation [Teleport score] 0.4967
A kilogram of Apples $3.50
Bread $0.93
A Cappuccino $4.60
Movie ticket $13.00
Monthly fitness club membership $82.00
A beer $1.50
Monthly public transport $60.00
Lunch $8.70
5km taxi ride $7.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant $52.96

Leisure & Culture

Art galleries [Teleport score] 0.767
Art galleries 132
Cinemas [Teleport score] 0.5855
Cinemas 214
Comedy clubs [Teleport score] 0.6859
Comedy clubs 41
Concerts [Teleport score] 0.5296
Concert venues 121
Historical sites [Teleport score] 0.7766
Historical sites 122
Museums [Teleport score] 0.6351
Museums 149
Performing arts [Teleport score] 0.667
Performing art venues 88
Sports [Teleport score] 0.6169
Sport venues 106
Zoos [Teleport score] 0.9044
Zoos 36

Economy

Currency for urban area HKD
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area 7.8228650909
GDP growth rate 2.3%
GDP growth rate [Teleport score] 0.4245
GDP per capita $54722.12
GDP per capita [Teleport score] 0.872

Education

Percent of happy students 85.8%
Percent of top performers in PISA math test 33.7%
Percent of low performers in PISA math test 8.5%
Country mean scores in PISA math test 565.5185723625831
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test 16.8%
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test 6.8%
Country mean scores in PISA reading test 544.6000859869273
Percent of top performers in PISA science test 16.7%
Percent of low performers in PISA science test 5.6%
Country mean scores in PISA science test 554.9374343957384
PISA math ranking (high school) 2
PISA ranking 2
PISA ranking (high school) [Teleport score] 1.0
PISA reading (high school) 2
PISA science (high school) 8
University quality [Teleport score] 0.9422
Best university in ranking University of Hong Kong
Best university ranking 43

Healthcare

Healthcare quality [Teleport score] 0.7215

Housing

Large apartment $3700.00
Medium apartment $2900.00
Small apartment $2000.00
Rent index [Teleport score] 0.1

Internal application use

Percent of elderly people (65+ years) in country 0.2%
Life expectancy at birth in country 82.9
Median age in country 44.0
Unemployment rate in country 0.0%

Job Market

Maximum amount paid by employer as social security taxes per employee $191.00
Employer social security taxes per employee 5.0%
Startup jobs available 524.0
Startup job availability [Teleport score] 0.8414
Startup salary [Teleport score] 0.4393
Startup salary $40032.00

Language

English skills 54.29
English skills [Teleport score] 0.5429
Spoken languages Traditional Chinese

Tolerance

LGBT adoption rights βœ– Single only
LGBT age of consent βœ” Equal
LGBT gender changing rights βœ” Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT conversion therapy regulations βœ” Banned
LGBT discrimination legality Illegal in some contexts
LGBT blood donation regulations βœ– Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT employment discrimination legality βœ– No protections
LGBT homosexuality rights βœ” Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality βœ– No protections
LGBT marriage rights βœ– Unrecognized
LGBT Equality Index 55.84
LGBT Equality Index [Teleport score] 0.5564
Tolerance towards minorities [Teleport score] 0.874

Internet Access

Download speed (Mbps) 43.885
Internet access (download) [Teleport score] 0.5872
Upload speed (Mbps) 18.55
Internet access (upload) [Teleport score] 0.6583

Outdoors

Urban area elevation (meters) 74.0
Presence of hills in city 1.0
Presence of mountains in city 1.0
Median peak in meters 360.0
Elevation (hills or mountains) [Teleport score] 0.1867
Water access [Teleport score] 0.9725
Seaside access 1.0

Environmental Quality

Air quality [Teleport score] 0.2808
Cleanliness [Teleport score] 0.5788
Drinking water quality [Teleport score] 0.4883
Urban greenery [Teleport score] 0.4654

Safety

Crime rate [Teleport score] 0.8991
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year 0.03
Lack of gun related deaths [Teleport score] 1.0
Guns per 100 residents 5.85
Lack of guns [Teleport score] 0.971
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [Teleport score] 0.9855

Startups

Coworking spaces [Teleport score] 0.6424
Startup events 209.0
Number of startup events in the last 12 months 1532
Startup events [Teleport score] 0.7823
Total number of startups 619
Number of upcoming meetup events 45
Meetups groups 199
Meetups members 66913
Meetups [Teleport score] 0.6559
Number of investors 481
Average monthly increase in number of startups 31.0
Average monthly increase in number of startups [Teleport score] 0.7882
Startup climate scene [Teleport score] 0.846
Startups [Teleport score] 0.8804
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co 42

Taxation

Profit tax (%% of profit) 22.9%
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [Teleport score] 0.9231
Income tax level [Teleport score] 0.753
Time overhead to file company taxes 74.0

Commute

Human city page http://cities.human.co/details/Hong_Kong/Hong_Kong
Traffic handling [Teleport score] 0.7299

Travel Connectivity

Airport hub 171
Airport hub [Teleport score] 0.7358

Venture Capital

Venture capital [Teleport score] 0.5537
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