Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Singapore instead of Iceland, you would:
live 2.7 years longer
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022.
be 72.1% less likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.
make 78.6% more money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,400 as of 2020.
be 37.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2019.
pay a 52.5% lower top tax rate
Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.
be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
have 30.2% fewer children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Singapore, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 67.1% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Singapore spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 52.3% less on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
see 96.1% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 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, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Singapore: At a glance
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