Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 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 70.1% less likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 74.6% more money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 55.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Netherlands, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 57.7% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 34.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 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.

be 60.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

have 19.1% fewer children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 47.3% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 57.2% less coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 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 Netherlands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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