Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 8.8 years longer

In Macedonia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 72.8% less likely to be obese

In Macedonia, 22.4% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 6.3 times more money

Macedonia has a GDP per capita of $14,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 90.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Macedonia, 23.4% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Macedonia has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 67.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Macedonia, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

be 25.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Macedonia, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

have 24.6% fewer children

In Macedonia, there are approximately 11.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 24.6% less on healthcare

Macedonia spends 6.5% 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 Macedonia? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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