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


live 12.2 years longer

In Serbia, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 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 71.6% less likely to be obese

In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.


make 5.2 times more money

Serbia has a GDP per capita of $20,900 as of 2022, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $108,000 as of 2022.

be 58.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Serbia, 8.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Singapore, that number is 3.6% as of 2022.

pay a 46.7% higher top tax rate

Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.


be 30.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Serbia, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Singapore, 7.0 women do as of 2020.

be 67.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Serbia, approximately 4.8 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 12.3% more likely to have internet access

In Serbia, approximately 81.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Singapore, about 91.0% do as of 2021.


spend 22.2% less on education

Serbia spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Singapore spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2021.

spend 29.9% less on healthcare

Serbia spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of GDP as of 2020.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.

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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