Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years longer


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 73.1% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 60.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 12.0% less on taxes


Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.

Life

be 89.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 75.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 52.0% less children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 50.0% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.7% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.2% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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