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

Health

be 97.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Malawi, 9.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 22.8 years longer

In Malawi, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 78.4 times more money

Malawi has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 89.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Malawi, 20.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 26.7% lower top tax rate

Malawi has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Malawi, approximately 349.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 56.7% more likely to be literate

In Malawi, the literacy rate is 62.1% as of 2015. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 94.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Malawi, approximately 39.5 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 77.8% fewer children

In Malawi, there are approximately 40.1 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 9.1 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Malawi, approximately 11% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.4 times more likely to have internet access

In Malawi, approximately 13.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Malawi, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 27.5% less on education

Malawi spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Malawi Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, 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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