Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 20.3 years longer


In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 68 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 56.4% more likely to be obese


In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 23.5 times more money


Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 7.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 10.0% more on taxes


Cambodia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cambodia, approximately 161.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 25.6% more likely to be literate


In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 77.2%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 94.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Cambodia, approximately 47.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 62.6% fewer children


In Cambodia, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Cambodia, 34% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Cambodia, approximately 25.6% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 32.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cambodia, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 14.0% less on healthcare


Cambodia spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

spend 52.6% more on education


Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 56.4% less coastline


Cambodia has a total of 443 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 Cambodia? 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, General Department of Taxation.

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