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

Health

live 12.3 years longer

In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 79.8% less likely to be obese

In Fiji, 30.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 9.6 times more money

Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 51.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Fiji, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate

Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 76.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Fiji, approximately 34.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 73.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Fiji, approximately 8.8 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 48.9% fewer children

In Fiji, there are approximately 17.4 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 76.4% more likely to have internet access

In Fiji, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 25.6% less on education

Fiji spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 82.9% less coastline

Fiji has a total of 1,129 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.


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

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.
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