Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Singapore instead of Australia, you would:
live 3.3 years longer
In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022.
be 79.0% less likely to be obese
In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.
make 91.8% more money
Australia has a GDP per capita of $48,700 as of 2020, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,400 as of 2020.
be 56.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Australia, 5.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2019.
pay a 51.1% lower top tax rate
Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.
be 48.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Australia, approximately 3.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Singapore, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth
In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
have 26.4% fewer children
In Australia, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Singapore, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 51.0% less on education
Australia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Singapore spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 58.6% less on healthcare
Australia spends 9.9% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 99.3% less coastline
Australia has a total of 25,760 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
Singapore: At a glance
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