Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Singapore instead of Austria, you would:


live 3.6 years longer

In Austria, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 69.7% less likely to be obese

In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 88.2% more money

Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 60.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 60.0% less on taxes

Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 29.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Austria, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

be 2.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.


spend 46.3% less on education

Austria spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 56.2% less on healthcare

Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 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.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Federal Ministry of Finance.


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