Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.4 years longer


In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 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 79.9% less likely to be obese


In Iraq, 30.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.6 times more money


Iraq has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 86.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 46.7% higher top tax rate


Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 89.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 94.2% more likely to be literate


In Iraq, the literacy rate is 50.1% as of 2018. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 88.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Iraq, approximately 19.5 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 65.4% fewer children


In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 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 78.6% more likely to have internet access


In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Iraq has a total of 58 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 Iraq? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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