Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 20.6 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 67 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 15.1% more likely to be obese


In Laos, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 12.7 times more money


Laos has a GDP per capita of $7,400, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 46.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 1.5% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

Life

be 94.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Laos, approximately 197.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 21.4% more likely to be literate


In Laos, the literacy rate is 79.9%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 95.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 49.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 63.6% less children


In Laos, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Laos, 87% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 4.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Laos, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 32.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Laos spends 1.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

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 Laos? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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