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


live 10.6 years longer

In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022.

be 72.9% less likely to be obese

In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.


make 3.2 times more money

Romania has a GDP per capita of $28,800 as of 2020, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,400 as of 2020.

be 26.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Romania, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2019.

pay a 37.5% higher top tax rate

Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.


be 57.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 73.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Romania, approximately 5.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Singapore, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 17.9% more likely to have internet access

In Romania, approximately 78.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Singapore, about 92.0% do as of 2020.


spend 24.2% less on education

Romania spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Singapore spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 28.1% less on healthcare

Romania spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.


see 14.2% less coastline

Romania has a total of 225 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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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