Quality of Life Comparison


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


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.


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%.


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.


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.


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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