Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.3 years longer

In Canada, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 79.3% less likely to be obese

In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 94.4% more money

Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,300, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 66.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Canada, 6.5% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes

Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 46.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Canada, approximately 4.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

be 42.9% more likely to die during childbirth

In Canada, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

have 16.5% fewer children

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


spend 45.3% less on education

Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 52.9% less on healthcare

Canada spends 10.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 99.9% less coastline

Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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