Comparing United States to Singapore

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MAKE 18.2% MORE MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE ($62,400.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Singapore, that number is $62,400.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Singapore GDP

LIVE 4.8 YEARS LONGER


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (84.38 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 84.38.
Category: United States vs. Singapore life expectancy

CONSUME 36.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (7,765 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Singapore, it is 7,765 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Singapore electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Singapore, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Singapore AIDS percentage

BE 59% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (2.53 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 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: United States vs. Singapore infant mortality

BE 74% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (1.9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Singapore 1.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Singapore unemployment rate

HAVE 39.6% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (8.10 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Singapore, however, there are a total of 8.10 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Singapore birth rate

SEE A 99% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Singapore  SINGAPORE (193km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Singapore has a total of 193 km.
Category: United States vs. Singapore coastline

At a Glance: Singapore

  • Land Area: ~697 sq km (United States is ~14,099 times bigger than Singapore)
  • Population: ~6 million people (313 million more people live in United States)
  • Etiquette: In Singapore, "Cheers!" = "Gan bei!"

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Singapore (697 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 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).