Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Singapore instead of Ecuador, you would:

Health

live 8.2 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 69.3% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 8.2 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 52.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 37.1% less on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.

Life

be 84.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 85.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 52.0% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 49.7% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 42.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 46.7% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 91.4% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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