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

Health

be 94.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Central African Republic, 3.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 31.8 years longer

In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

be 18.7% less likely to be obese

In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 134.4 times more money

Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 68.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Central African Republic, approximately 829.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be literate

In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 37.4% as of 2018. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 97.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Central African Republic, approximately 80.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 73.2% fewer children

In Central African Republic, there are approximately 33.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 7.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Central African Republic, approximately 14% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 20.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Central African Republic, approximately 4.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

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 as of 2015. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education

Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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