Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.3 years longer

In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 71.2% less likely to be obese

In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 3.0 times more money

Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 62.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 10.0% more on taxes

Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 36.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 14.9% fewer children

In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 47.3% less on education

Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.4% less on healthcare

Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 94.9% less coastline

Estonia has a total of 3,794 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 Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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