Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 86.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 10.0 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

be 73.6% less likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.1 times more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,600 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 78.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 34.3% lower top tax rate


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 70.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 76.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 21.2% fewer children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 38.3% less on education


Barbados spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 99.0% more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 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 Barbados? 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, Ministry of Finance, Barbados.

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