Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Singapore instead of Dominican Republic, you would:


live 6.9 years longer

In Dominican Republic, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 77.9% less likely to be obese

In Dominican Republic, 27.6% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 5.6 times more money

Dominican Republic has a GDP per capita of $16,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 60.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Dominican Republic, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 12.0% less on taxes

Dominican Republic has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 89.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Dominican Republic, approximately 92.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 86.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Dominican Republic, approximately 17.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 53.3% fewer children

In Dominican Republic, there are approximately 18.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 32.1% more likely to have internet access

In Dominican Republic, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 18.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Dominican Republic, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.


spend 11.4% more on healthcare

Dominican Republic spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 85.0% less coastline

Dominican Republic has a total of 1,288 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 Dominican Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direccion General de Impuestos Internos, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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