Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 12.2 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 75.1% less likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 5.0 times more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 69.2% more on taxes

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 33.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Belarus, approximately 3.6 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 Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

have 16.5% fewer children

In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.9% more likely to have internet access

In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.


spend 42.0% less on education

Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.0% less on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% 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 Belarus? 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 for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.


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