Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 21.5 years longer


In Mauritania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 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 52.0% less likely to be obese


In Mauritania, 12.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 20.9 times more money


Mauritania has a GDP per capita of $4,500 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 78.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Mauritania, 10.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 45.0% lower top tax rate


Mauritania has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 99.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Mauritania, approximately 766.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 81.9% more likely to be literate


In Mauritania, the literacy rate is 53.5% as of 2017. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 95.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Mauritania, approximately 47.9 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 69.3% fewer children


In Mauritania, there are approximately 29.0 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 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Mauritania, approximately 42% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Mauritania, approximately 20.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 18.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Mauritania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 11.5% more on education


Mauritania spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 74.4% less coastline


Mauritania has a total of 754 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

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 Mauritania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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