Quality of life comparison
If you lived in India instead of Singapore, you would:
be 36.1% less likely to be obese
In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In India, that number is 3.9% of people as of 2016.
live 16.3 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020. In India, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
make 92.3% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in India, the GDP per capita is $7,200 as of 2017.
be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In India, that number is 8.5% as of 2017.
pay a 61.5% higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In India, the top tax rate is 35.5% as of 2016.
have 2.0 times more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In India, there are 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In India, 145.0 women do as of 2017.
be 23.5% less likely to be literate
In Singapore, the literacy rate is 97.3% as of 2018. In India, it is 74.4% as of 2018.
be 15.4 times more likely to die during infancy
In Singapore, approximately 2.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In India, on the other hand, 35.4 children do as of 2020.
be 15.5% less likely to have access to electricity
In Singapore, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In India, 84% of the population do as of 2017.
be 60.9% less likely to have internet access
In Singapore, approximately 88.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In India, about 34.5% do as of 2018.
spend 31.0% more on education
Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. India spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 36.3 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In India, that number is 7,000 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
India: At a glance
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