Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.7 years longer

In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 78.9% less likely to be obese

In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 2.2 times more money

Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 50.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 37.1% less on taxes

Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 31.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 14.9% fewer children

In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 59.7% less on education

Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 49.5% less on healthcare

Malta spends 9.7% 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 Malta? 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, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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