Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Singapore instead of Ireland, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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