If you lived in Singapore instead of Micronesia, Federated States of, you would:

Health

live 12.1 years longer

In Micronesia, Federated States of, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 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 86.7% less likely to be obese

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 45.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 27.7 times more money

Micronesia, Federated States of has a GDP per capita of $3,400 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 86.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 16.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2010. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 90.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 87.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 17.8 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 52.9% fewer children

In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are approximately 18.9 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 32.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 75% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 35.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 27.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 76.8% less on education

Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 96.8% less coastline

Micronesia, Federated States of has a total of 6,112 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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