Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Singapore instead of Cook Islands, you would:


live 9.2 years longer

In Cook Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 89.1% less likely to be obese

In Cook Islands, 55.9% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 5.6 times more money

Cook Islands has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 83.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Cook Islands, 13.1% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.


be 81.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Cook Islands, approximately 13.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 38.6% fewer children

In Cook Islands, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 50.0% more likely to have internet access

In Cook Islands, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.


spend 38.3% less on education

Cook Islands spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.1% more on healthcare

Cook Islands spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 60.8% more coastline

Cook Islands has a total of 120 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 Cook Islands? 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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