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

Health

live 4.7 years longer

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 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 75.9% less likely to be obese

In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 54.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2019.

pay a 54.2% lower top tax rate

Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 55.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Ireland, approximately 3.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Singapore, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.

be 60.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

have 26.5% fewer children

In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Singapore, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% less on education

Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Singapore spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 38.8% less on healthcare

Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 86.7% less coastline

Ireland has a total of 1,448 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, The Office of the Revenue Commissioners, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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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