International rankings of Hong Kong

The following are international rankings of 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

Overall Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remarks
United Nations - Human Development Index 2015 12 188 Singapore 11, S.Korea 17, Japan 20, M.China 90
EIUGlobal Liveability Ranking 2016 43 140 Tokyo 13, Singapore 46, Shanghai 82 [1]
MercerQuality of Living Survey 2016 70 230 Singapore 26, Tokyo 44, Seoul 73, Shanghai 101
MonocleQuality of Life Survey 2016 18 25+ Tokyo 1, Singapore 20
The Economist - Where-to-be-born Index 2013 10 80 Singapore 6, S.Korea 19, Japan 25, M.China 49
Legatum Prosperity Index 2013 19 142
Arcadis - Sustainable Cities Index 2015 8 50 Singapore 10, Seoul 7, Tokyo 23, Shanghai 35
IESE - Cities in Motion Index 2015 17 148 Singapore 9, Seoul 3, Tokyo 7, Shanghai 83
JLL - City Momentum Index 2016 >20 120 Singapore >20, Seoul 19, Tokyo 17, Shanghai 6


Economy

Economic Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remarks
International Labour OrganisationAverage monthly earnings (PPP) 2012 30 72 Singapore 14, S.Korea 10, Japan 17, M.China 57
International Finance Corporation/World BankEase of Doing Business Index 2014 2 189
CIA The World FactbookExports 2013 14 223
CIA The World FactbookImports 2013 8 222
World Bank - GDP per Capita (current US$) 2012 27 214
World Bank - GNI per Capita, PPP (current Intl$) 2012 12 184
IMF – Official Reserve Assets 2014 Jan 6 75
WEFGlobal Competitiveness Index 2015-2016 7 140 Singapore 2, S.Korea 26, Japan 6, M.China 28
WEFGlobal Enabling Trade Index 2014 2 138
IMDWorld Competitiveness Yearbook 2016 1 61 Singapore 4, S.Korea 29, Japan 26, M.China 25
Wall Street Journal / The Heritage FoundationIndex of Economic Freedom 2016 1 178 Singapore 2, S.Korea 27, Japan 22, M.China 144
MIT - Economic Complexity Index 2014 40 144 Singapore 8, S.Korea 6, Japan 1, M.China 37
PwC/World Bank - Overall Paying Taxes 2014 4 189
Grant Thornton - Global Dynamism Index 2013 16 60
FedEx Opportunity Index - Access Index® Rank 2008 1 109
McKinsey - Connectedness Index 2012 2 131
EIU - Digital economy rankings 2010 7 70


Business and Industry

Business and Industry Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remarks
EIU – Business Environment Rankings 2014-2018 3 82 Singapore 1, S.Korea 26, Japan 27, M.China 50
Forbes - Best Countries for Business 2015 11 145 Singapore 8, Japan 23, S.Korea 33, M.China 94
World Tourism Organization - World Tourism rankings 2014 May 14 193
WEFFinancial Development Index 2012 1 62
WEF - Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 15 140
EIUIT industry competitiveness index 2011 19 66 Singapore 3, S.Korea 19, Japan 16, M.China 38
World Bank - Logistics Performance Index 2014 15 160


Education

Education Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remark
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Maths
2012 3 65 Singapore 2, S.Korea 5, Japan 7, Shanghai 1
2009 3 65
2006 3 57
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Reading
2012 2 65 Singapore 3, S.Korea 5, Japan 4, Shanghai 1
2009 4 65
2006 3 57
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Science
2012 2 65 Singapore 3, S.Korea 7, Japan 4, Shanghai 1
2009 3 65
2006 3 57
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Problem Solving
2012 5 65 Singapore 1, S.Korea 2, Japan 3, Shanghai 6


Environment

Environmental Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remarks
South Pacific Applied Geoscience CommissionEnvironmental Vulnerability Index 2004 128 234
New Economics FoundationHappy Planet Index 2016 123 140 Singapore n/a, S Korea 80, Japan 58, China 72


Health & Safety

Health & Safety Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remarks
WHO - Infant mortality (1=lowest) 2005-2010 1 193
WHO - Life expectancy (1=highest) 2005-2010 1 193
UNODC - Intentional homicide rate 2012 or latest data available 6 219
The Economist - Safe Cities Index 2015 11 50 Singapore 2, Seoul 24, Tokyo 1, Shanghai 30


Infrastructure

Infrastructure Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remark
Mercer - Cities with the best infrastructure 2014 6 50 [2]
Airports Council International, Airport Service Quality Awards - Asia Pacific 2013 below 5 75
Skytrax, World Airport Award 2014 4 410+
Skytrax, World Airlines Awards 2014 1 (Cathay Pacific) 100+
The World Factbook – Number of Heliports 2013 24 115
The World Factbook - Expressway density 2012 (for HK) 194 222
United Nations - ICT Development Index 2015 11 167 S.Korea 1, Japan 11, Singapore 19, M.China 82
Akamai TechnologiesInternet connection speed 2013 4 188+
Google - Smartphone penetration 2012 8 47
WEF - Networked Readiness Index 2014 8 148


Innovation

Innovation Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remark
Global Open Data Index - Overview 2016 23 94 Singapore 16, Japan 13
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Patents by origin (residents & abroad) 2014 38 122 Singapore 26, M.China 1, Japan 3, S.Korea 4
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Patents by origin (residents only) 2014 59 97 Singapore 30, M.China 1, Japan 3, S.Korea 4
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Trademarks by origin (residents & abroad) 2014 22 122 Singapore 34, M.China 1, Japan 5, S.Korea 10
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Trademarks by origin (residents only) 2014 23 95 Singapore 49, M.China 1, Japan 7, S.Korea 9
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Designs by origin (residents & abroad) 2014 25 125 Singapore 33, M.China 1, Japan 7, S.Korea 3
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Designs by origin (residents only) 2014 31 93 Singapore 44, M.China 1, Japan 6, S.Korea 3
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Resident application design counts per population 2014 15 20+ Singapore 19, M.China 20+, Japan 16, S.Korea 1
Bloomberg Innovation Index 2015 34 50
The Boston Consulting Group - International Innovation Index 2009 6 110
Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO - Global Innovation Index 2014 10 142
World Bank - Research and development spending as % of GDP Most recent value 44 123 S.Korea 2, Japan 3, M.China 16, Singapore 17
HackerRank - Which Country Has the Best Developers 2016 17 50 M.China 1, Japan 6, Singapore 13, S.Korea 22


Governance

Governance Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference Remark
Transparency InternationalBribe Payers Index 2011 15 28
World Justice ProjectRule of Law Index 2014 16 102 Singapore 9, M.China 71, Japan 13, S.Korea 11
The Economist Intelligence UnitDemocracy Index 2015 63 167
Reporters without BordersWorld Press Freedom Index 2014 70 180 Singapore 153, M.China 176, Japan 61, S.Korea 60
Property Rights AllianceInternational Property Rights Index 2013 14 130
Transparency InternationalCorruption Perception Index 2013 15 177
Wasada IAC – Joint E-Government Ranking 2014 26 61 Singapore 2, S.Korea 3, Japan 5, M.China 39


Society

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 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 Singapore 3, S.Korea 18, Japan 15, M.China 12
Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2013 22 162
United Nations - World Happiness Report 2016 75 157 Singapore 22, Japan 53, S.Korea 58, M.China 83
Charities Aid Foundation - World Giving Index 2012 19 145


Rankings by Years

The following are international rankings of Hong Kong by years.

DateContestHost organisationRankingNote
2002 and 2006 National IQ Rankings [3]IQ and the Wealth of Nations, the University of Ulster1/185 countriesControversial
2001–05 World's Best Airports [4]Skytrax1/155 countries
2006 6th Annual Global e-Government Study (Brown University)[5]Global e-Government20/198 countries
Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006[6]Reporters Without Borders59/168 countries
Corruption Perceptions Index[7]Transparency International15/163 countries
World Competitiveness Yearbook 2006[8]IMD International2/61 economiesEconomies include those of countries and regions
World City's Skyline/Skyscrapers[9]Emporis Data Committee (EDC)1/100 major citiesCities ranked by the visual impact of their skylines
Global Competitiveness Report - Growth Competitiveness Index Ranking[10]World Economic Forum11/125 countries
World's Best Airports[4]Skytrax2/165 countries
Business Competitiveness Index - BCI [11]World Economic Forum10/121 countries
Human Development Index - HDI [12]United Nations22/177 countries
Access Index (p.19)][13]FedEx: The Power of Access - 2006 Access Index1/75 countries
2007 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index[14]World Economic Forum6/124 countries
Index of Economic FreedomHeritage Foundation/The Wall Street Journal: 20081/157 countriesRanked 1st for 14 years in a row
Leading Centers of CommerceMasterCard study at the Wayback Machine (archived June 4, 2011)5/63 countriesrated 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-livingMercer Human Resource Consulting[15]5/143 cities
World's Best Airports[4]Skytrax1/155 countries
World Competitiveness Yearbook 2007[16]IMD International3/55 economiesThe 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-readinessEconomist Intelligence Unit[17]4/69 countriese-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[18]World Bank4/178 countriesEconomies 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[19]Asian Corporate Governance Association1/11 countries
Global Financial Centre Index[20]City of London3/10 citiesThe 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[21]Economist Intelligence Unit21/64 countriesIndex 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[22]Financial Time1/38 cities
2008 Capital Access Index 2007Milken Institute1/122 countries
Location Ranking Survey[23]ECA International15/254 locations
World Competitiveness Yearbook[24]IMD3/55 economies
Mortalities Due to Air PollutionWHO8th[25]

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