Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


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

be 72.1% less likely to be obese


In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 81.3% more money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $51,800, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 21.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 52.5% less on taxes


Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.

Life

be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Iceland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 14.3% more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 37.2% fewer children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 17.5% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 62.8% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.9% less on healthcare


Iceland spends 8.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 96.1% less coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 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 Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Directorate of Internal Revenue.

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