Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Singapore instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

be 95.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Central African Republic, 4.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 32.4 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 18.7% less likely to be obese


In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 134.1 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 68.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

Life

be 98.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to be literate


In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 36.8%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 97.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 74.9% fewer children


In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Central African Republic, 3% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 17.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 46.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.7% more on healthcare


Central African Republic spends 4.2% 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 Central African Republic? 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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