Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

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%.

Life

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% less children


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

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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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