Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.1 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 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 67.7% less likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 14.0 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $6,700 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 46.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 22.2% higher top tax rate


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 57.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 79.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 11.1 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 16.8% fewer children


In Moldova, there are approximately 10.7 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 15.8% more likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 76.1% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 10.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 56.7% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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