Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 11.2 years longer

In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 69.0% less likely to be obese

In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 7.1 times more money

Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 67.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 26.7% less on taxes

Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.


be 85.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 87.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 51.7% fewer children

In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 78.0% more likely to have internet access

In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 15.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Peru, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.


spend 23.7% less on education

Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 10.9% less on healthcare

Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.


see 92.0% less coastline

Peru has a total of 2,414 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 Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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