Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Singapore instead of China, you would:
live 10.2 years longer
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022.
make 5.7 times more money
China has a GDP per capita of $16,400 as of 2020, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,400 as of 2020.
be 38.2% less likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2019.
pay a 51.1% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.
be 72.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 77.1% less likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Singapore, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
be 31.4% more likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Singapore, about 92.0% do as of 2020.
spend 28.6% less on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Singapore spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 24.1% less on healthcare
China spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 98.7% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, State Administration of Taxation.
Singapore: At a glance
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