Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.8 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 69.4% more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 22.4 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 45.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 26.7% less on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.

Life

be 94.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 92.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

be 33.2% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

have 54.3% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 66.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 4.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 16.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 75.0% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 66.7% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

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 Bangladesh? 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, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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