Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 89.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belize, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 16.3 years longer


In Belize, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 74.7% less likely to be obese


In Belize, 24.1% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 11.3 times more money


Belize has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 78.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Belize, 10.1% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

Life

be 64.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Belize, approximately 28.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 87.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Belize, approximately 18.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 64.2% fewer children


In Belize, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 81.6% more likely to have internet access


In Belize, approximately 44.6% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 60.8% less on education


Belize spends 7.4% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.5% less on healthcare


Belize spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 50.0% less coastline


Belize has a total of 386 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 Belize? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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