Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Singapore instead of El Salvador, you would:


live 10.3 years longer

In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 75.2% less likely to be obese

In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 10.6 times more money

El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 68.6% less likely to be unemployed

In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 26.7% less on taxes

El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 81.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 10.2% more likely to be literate

In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 85.7% less likely to die during infancy

In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 46.9% fewer children

In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access

In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.


spend 17.1% less on education

El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.9% less on healthcare

El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 37.1% less coastline

El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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