Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 14.2 years longer

In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years (70 years for men, 72 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 48.8% more likely to be obese

In Nepal, 4.1% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 34.8 times more money

Nepal has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 26.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Nepal, 3.0% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.


be 96.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Nepal, approximately 258.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 51.8% more likely to be literate

In Nepal, the literacy rate is 63.9%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 91.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Nepal, approximately 27.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 55.9% less children

In Nepal, there are approximately 19.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In Nepal, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 4.1 times more likely to have internet access

In Nepal, approximately 19.7% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.


spend 21.6% less on education

Nepal spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 15.5% less on healthcare

Nepal spends 5.8% 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 Nepal? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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