Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 9.1 years longer

In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 4.7 times more money

Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 38.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Mexico, 3.6% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 37.1% less on taxes

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


be 73.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mexico, approximately 38.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 79.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Mexico, approximately 11.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 53.0% fewer children

In Mexico, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 36.1% more likely to have internet access

In Mexico, approximately 59.5% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.


spend 45.3% less on education

Mexico spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 22.2% less on healthcare

Mexico spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 97.9% less coastline

Mexico has a total of 9,330 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 Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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