Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.4 years longer

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

be 72.6% less likely to be obese

In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 86.3% more money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 42.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 53.7% less on taxes

Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 29.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

be 66.7% more likely to die during childbirth

In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.


spend 40.8% less on education

Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 56.6% less on healthcare

Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 91.9% less coastline

Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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