Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Singapore instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:


live 9.7 years longer

In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 82.8% less likely to be obese

In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.


make 71.4% more money

Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 62.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.


be 16.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 81.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 53.0% less children

In Saudi Arabia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 43.1% less on education

Saudi Arabia spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.


see 92.7% less coastline

Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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