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

Health

live 3.5 years longer

In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 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 69.3% less likely to be obese

In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money

Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 80.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 54.9% lower top tax rate

Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 28.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Italy, approximately 3.2 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.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 18.5% more likely to have internet access

In Italy, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 23.7% less on education

Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 97.5% less coastline

Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, 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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