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

Health

live 22.8 years longer

In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 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 30.7% less likely to be obese

In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 26.9 times more money

Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 95.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 45.0% lower top tax rate

Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Senegal, approximately 315.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 87.5% more likely to be literate

In Senegal, the literacy rate is 51.9% as of 2017. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 95.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Senegal, approximately 45.7 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.

have 72.0% fewer children

In Senegal, there are approximately 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 53.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Senegal, approximately 65% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 91.7% more likely to have internet access

In Senegal, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 20.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Senegal, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 39.6% less on education

Senegal spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 63.7% less coastline

Senegal has a total of 531 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines, 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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