Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Singapore instead of France, you would:
live 3.8 years longer
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 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 71.8% less likely to be obese
In France, 21.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.
make 2.1 times more money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.
be 76.6% less likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.
pay a 56.2% lower top tax rate
France has a top tax rate of 50.2% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.
be 28.1% less likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.2 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 25.2% fewer children
In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 46.3% less on education
France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 96.0% less coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
Singapore: At a glance
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