Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Singapore, you would:
live 10.2 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
make 82.4% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,400 as of 2020, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 61.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
pay a 2.0 times higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 3.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy
In Singapore, approximately 1.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
be 23.9% less likely to have internet access
In Singapore, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 40.0% more on education
Singapore spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 31.7% more on healthcare
Singapore spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In China, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 75.1 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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