Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years less


In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 46.0% less money


Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 72.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 43.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Singapore, approximately 2.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 65.5% more on education


Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Germany spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 12.4 times more coastline


Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany compared to Singapore? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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