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

Health

live 18.7 years longer

In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 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 15.1% more likely to be obese

In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 58.8 times more money

Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 22.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate

Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Madagascar, approximately 335.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 30.1% more likely to be literate

In Madagascar, the literacy rate is 74.8% as of 2018. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 93.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Madagascar, approximately 37.8 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.

have 70.2% fewer children

In Madagascar, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.4 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Madagascar, approximately 23% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 9.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 80.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 96.0% less coastline

Madagascar has a total of 4,828 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.


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

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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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