Comparing Macau to Singapore

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If you moved to Singapore from Macau, you would:


MAKE 29.7% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


Macau  MACAU ($88,700.00 per capita)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE ($62,400.00 per capita)
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In Macau, the GDP per capita is $88,700.00 per capita, while in Singapore, that number is $62,400.00 per capita.
Category: Macau vs. Singapore GDP

CONSUME 6.4% MORE ELECTRICITY


Macau  MACAU (7,299 kWh per capita)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (7,765 kWh per capita)
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In Macau, electricity consumption use is 7,299 kWh per capita. In Singapore, it is 7,765 kWh per capita.
Category: Macau vs. Singapore electricity consumption

BE 19.2% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


Macau  MACAU (3.13 per 1000 infants)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (2.53 per 1000 infants)
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In Macau, approximately 3.13 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, there are a total of 2.53 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: Macau vs. Singapore infant mortality

BE 5.6% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


Macau  MACAU (1.8% of people)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (1.9% of people)
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In Macau, 1.8% of people are unemployed, and in Singapore 1.9% are unemployed.
Category: Macau vs. Singapore unemployment rate

HAVE 9.8% FEWER BABIES


Macau  MACAU (8.98 babies per 1000 people)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (8.10 babies per 1000 people)
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In Macau, there are approximately 8.98 babies per 1000 people. In Singapore, however, there are a total of 8.10 babies per 1000 people.
Category: Macau vs. Singapore birth rate

SEE A 370.7% INCREASE IN COASTLINE


Macau  MACAU (41km of coastline)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (193km of coastline)
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Macau has a total of 41 km of coastline, while Singapore has a total of 193 km.
Category: Macau vs. Singapore coastline

At a Glance: Singapore

  • Land Area: ~697 sq km (Macau is ~25 times smaller than Singapore)
  • Population: ~6 million people (5 million fewer people live in Macau)
  • Etiquette: In Singapore, "Cheers!" = "Gan bei!"

How big is Singapore compared to Macau? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Singapore (697 sq km) and Macau (28 sq km).

Etiquette in Singapore

Tipping:
  • Tipping is generally unnecessary in Singapore
Do's & Don'ts:
  • DO dress like you would in the United States
  • DO NOT point towards someone using your index finger
  • DO NOT chew gum in public
Table Manners:
  • Do not eat until host has begun eating
  • Place your spoon and fork next to eachother to indicate you have finished eating
Greetings:
  • Shake hands firmly
  • Some Malays do not always shake hands
  • Bow for older people
Learn more about etiquette

A brief history of Singapore

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 697 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).