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

Health

live 18.5 years longer

In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

be 35.6% more likely to be obese

In Ethiopia, 4.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 42.8 times more money

Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 87.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Ethiopia, 17.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 37.1% lower top tax rate

Ethiopia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Ethiopia, approximately 401.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 87.8% more likely to be literate

In Ethiopia, the literacy rate is 51.8% as of 2017. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 93.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Ethiopia, approximately 35.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 71.8% fewer children

In Ethiopia, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Ethiopia, approximately 43% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 4.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Ethiopia, approximately 18.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 45.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ethiopia, approximately 69% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 38.3% less on education

Ethiopia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority.

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