International rankings of Hong Kong

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The following are international rankings of Hong Kong Hong Kong by categories.

Note: For rankings with negative connotations, the orders are inverted such that the best country/regions are always ranked "1st".

Overall[edit]

Overall Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remarks
United Nations - Human Development Index 2013 &15 187 [1] Singapore 9, S.Korea 15, Japan 15, M.China 91
EIUGlobal Liveability Ranking 2014 &31 &140 [2] Singapore 52, Tokyo 19
MercerQuality of Living Survey 2014 &71 &223 [3] Singapore 25, Tokyo 43
MonocleQuality of Life Survey 2014 &13 &25+ [4] Singapore 16, Tokyo 2
The Economist - Where-to-be-born Index 2013 &10 80 [5] Singapore 6, S.Korea 19, Japan 25, M.China 49
Legatum Prosperity Index 2013 &19 &142 [6]


Economy[edit]

Economic Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remarks
International Labour OrganisationAverage monthly earnings (PPP) 2012 &30 &72 [7] Singapore 14, S.Korea 10, Japan 17, M.China 57
International Finance Corporation/World BankEase of Doing Business Index 2014 &2 &189 [8]
CIA The World FactbookExports 2013 &14 223 [9]
CIA The World FactbookImports 2013 &8 222 [10]
World Bank - GDP per Capita (current US$) 2012 &27 214 [11]
World Bank - GNI per Capita, PPP (current Intl$) 2012 &12 184 [12]
World Bank - Logistics Performance Index 2014 &15 &160 [13]
IMF – Official Reserve Assets 2014 Jan &6 &75 [14]
WEFFinancial Development Index 2012 &1 62 [15]
WEFGlobal Competitiveness Index 2013-2014 &7 148 [16] Singapore 2, S.Korea 25, Japan 9, M.China 29
WEFGlobal Enabling Trade Index 2014 &2 138 [17]
WEF - Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 &15 140 [18]
IMDWorld Competitiveness Yearbook 2014 &4 60 [19] Singapore 3, S.Korea 26, Japan 21, M.China 23
Wall Street Journal / The Heritage FoundationIndex of Economic Freedom 2014 &1 &10+ [20]
MIT - Economic Complexity Index 2012 &26 &144 [21] Singapore 10, S.Korea 5, Japan 1, M.China 22
PwC/World Bank - Overall Paying Taxes 2014 &4 &189 [22]
Grant Thornton - Global Dynamism Index 2013 &16 &60 [23]
FedEx Opportunity Index - Access Index® Rank 2008 &1 &109 [24]
Forbes - "Best Countries for Business" 2013 &3 145 [25]
World Tourism Organization - World Tourism rankings 2014 May &14 193 [26]
McKinsey - Connectedness Index 2012 &2 131 [27]


Education[edit]

Education Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remark
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Maths
2012 &3 65 [28] Singapore 2, S.Korea 5, Japan 7, Shanghai 1
2009 &3 65 [29]
2006 &3 57 [30]
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Reading
2012 &2 65 [31] Singapore 3, S.Korea 5, Japan 4, Shanghai 1
2009 &4 65 [32]
2006 &3 57 [33]
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Science
2012 &2 65 [34] Singapore 3, S.Korea 7, Japan 4, Shanghai 1
2009 &3 65 [35]
2006 &3 57 [36]
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Problem Solving
2012 &5 65 [37] Singapore 1, S.Korea 2, Japan 3, Shanghai 6


Environment[edit]

Environmental Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
South Pacific Applied Geoscience CommissionEnvironmental Vulnerability Index 2004 &128 234 [38]
New Economics FoundationHappy Planet Index 2012 &102 151 [39]


Health & Safety[edit]

Health & Safety Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
WHO - Infant mortality (1=lowest) 2005-2010 &1 193 [40]
WHO - Life expectancy (1=highest) 2005-2010 &1 193 [41]
UNODC - Intentional homicide rate 2012 or latest data available &6 219 [42]


Infrastructure[edit]

Infrastructure Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
Mercer - Cities with the best infrastructure 2014 &6 50 [1]
Airports Council International, Airport Service Quality Awards - Asia Pacific 2013 &below 5 75 [43]
Skytrax, World Airport Award 2014 &4 410+ [44]
Skytrax, World Airlines Awards 2014 &1 (Cathay Pacific) 100+ [45]
The World Factbook – Number of Heliports 2013 &24 115 [46]
The World Factbook - Expressway density 2012 (for HK) &194 222 [47]
United Nations - ICT Development Index 2011 &11 155 [48]
Akamai TechnologiesInternet connection speed 2013 &4 188+ [49]
Google - Smartphone penetration 2012 &8 47 [50]
WEF - Networked Readiness Index 2014 &8 148 [51]


Innovation[edit]

Innovation Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Patents by origin (residents & abroad) 2012 &39 98 [52]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Patents by origin (residents only) 2012 &58 78 [53]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Trademarks by origin (residents & abroad) 2012 &28 98 [54]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Trademarks by origin (residents only) 2012 &27 74 [55]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Designs by origin (residents & abroad) 2012 &22 97 [56]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Designs by origin (residents only) 2012 &27 78 [57]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Resident application design counts per population 2012 &13 20+ [58]
Bloomberg Innovation Quotient 2014 &27 110 [59]
The Boston Consulting Group - International Innovation Index 2009 &6 110 [60]
Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO - Global Innovation Index 2014 &10 142 [61]
World Bank - Research and development spending as % of GDP 2008-2012 average &62 132 [62]


Law and Politics[edit]

Law and Politics Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
Transparency InternationalBribe Payers Index 2011 &15 28 [63]
World Justice ProjectRule of Law Index 2014 &16 99 [64]
The Economist Intelligence UnitDemocracy Index 2012 &63 167 [65]
Reporters without BordersWorld Press Freedom Index 2014 &&61 180 [66]
Property Rights AllianceInternational Property Rights Index 2013 &&14 130 [67]
Transparency InternationalCorruption Perception Index 2013 &&15 177 [68]


Society[edit]

Social Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remark
The World Factbook - Distribution of Family Income (Gini Index) 2011 for HK &129 (1=lowest) 141 [69] Singapore 110, S.Korea 30, Japan 66, M.China 115
Gallup – Potential Net Migration Index (Asia Pacific) 2010-2012 &10 (1 meaning highest potential immigration) &28 [70] Singapore 3, S.Korea 18, Japan 15, M.China 12
Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2013 &22 &162 [71]
United Nations - World Happiness Report 2013 &66 &156 [72] Singapore 30, S.Korea 41, Japan 43, M.China 93
Charities Aid Foundation - World Giving Index 2012 &19 &145 [73]

Rankings by Years[edit]

The following are international rankings of Hong Kong Hong Kong by years.


Date Contest Host organisation Ranking Note
2002 and 2006 National IQ Rankings [2] IQ and the Wealth of Nations, the University of Ulster 1/185 countries Controversial
2001–05 World's Best Airports [3] Skytrax 1/155 countries
2006 6th Annual Global e-Government Study (Brown University)[4] Global e-Government 20/198 countries
Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006[5] Reporters Without Borders 59/168 countries
Corruption Perceptions Index[6] Transparency International 15/163 countries
World Competitiveness Yearbook 2006[7] IMD International 2/61 economies Economies include those of countries and regions
World City's Skyline/Skyscrapers[8] Emporis Data Committee (EDC) 1/100 major cities Cities ranked by the visual impact of their skylines
Global Competitiveness Report - Growth Competitiveness Index Ranking[9] World Economic Forum 11/125 countries
World's Best Airports[3] Skytrax 2/165 countries
Business Competitiveness Index - BCI [10] World Economic Forum 10/121 countries
Human Development Index - HDI [11] United Nations 22/177 countries
Access Index (p.19)][12] FedEx: The Power of Access - 2006 Access Index 1/75 countries
2007 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index[13] World Economic Forum 6/124 countries
Index of Economic Freedom Heritage Foundation/The Wall Street Journal: 2008 1/157 countries Ranked 1st for 14 years in a row
Leading Centers of Commerce MasterCard study at the Wayback Machine (archived June 4, 2011) 5/63 countries rated 63 cities according to their legal and political framework, economic stability, ease of doing business, financial flow, business center status, and knowledge creation and information flow
World's most expensive cost-of-living Mercer Human Resource Consulting[14] 5/143 cities
World's Best Airports[3] Skytrax 1/155 countries
World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007[15] IMD International 3/55 economies The IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007 analyses and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises
E-readiness Economist Intelligence Unit[16] 4/69 countries e-Readiness is the ability to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to develop one's economy and to foster one's welfare
World's best place for doing business[17] World Bank 4/178 countries Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–178, with first place being the best. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is conducive to the operation of business. This index averages the country's percentile rankings on 10 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic
Asia's best corporate governance survey[18] Asian Corporate Governance Association 1/11 countries
Global Financial Centre Index[19] City of London 3/10 cities The GFCI is a ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres based on a number of existing indices in combination with a regular survey of senior industry figures from around the world. Hong Kong ranked third behind New York and London.
IT industry competitiveness index[20] Economist Intelligence Unit 21/64 countries Index measures a supply of skills, an innovation-friendly culture, world-class technology infrastructure, a legal regime and well-balanced government support, as well as a competition-friendly business environment. Those countries possessing most of these “competitiveness enablers” are also home to high-performance IT industries: all but four of the top 22 countries in the EIU are also among the world's top countries in terms of IT labour productivity
Asian Cities of the Future 07/08[21] Financial Time 1/38 cities
2008 Capital Access Index 2007 Milken Institute 1/122 countries
Location Ranking Survey[22] ECA International 15/254 locations
World Competitiveness Yearbook[23] IMD 3/55 economies
Mortalities Due to Air Pollution WHO 8th[24]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ National IQs Based on the Results of Intelligence Tests[dead link]
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  5. ^ "Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006". Rsf.org. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Corruption Perceptions Index". Transparency.org. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
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  12. ^ "Access Index (''p.19'')" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
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  20. ^ IT industry competitiveness Index
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