Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.2 years longer

In Finland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 72.5% less likely to be obese

In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 2.1 times more money

Finland has a GDP per capita of $44,300, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 74.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 57.4% less on taxes

Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

have 19.6% fewer children

In Finland, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 59.7% less on education

Finland spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 49.5% less on healthcare

Finland spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 84.6% less coastline

Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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