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

Health

live 4.9 years longer

In Portugal, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 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 70.7% less likely to be obese

In Portugal, 20.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money

Portugal has a GDP per capita of $30,500 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 75.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Portugal, 8.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 61.1% lower top tax rate

Portugal has a top tax rate of 56.5% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 11.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Portugal, approximately 2.6 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.

Basic Needs

be 18.1% more likely to have internet access

In Portugal, approximately 74.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 40.8% less on education

Portugal spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 89.2% less coastline

Portugal has a total of 1,793 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira.

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.
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