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

Health

live 13.6 years longer

In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 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 71.2% less likely to be obese

In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.5 times more money

Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

pay a 3.1 times higher top tax rate

Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 91.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.4% more likely to be literate

In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2015. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 89.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 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 61.8% fewer children

In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 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 35.6% more likely to have internet access

In Guatemala, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 51.7% less coastline

Guatemala has a total of 400 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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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