Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Philippines instead of Singapore, you would:
live 16.2 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022.
make 91.4% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,400 as of 2020, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,000 as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Philippines, that number is 5.1% as of 2019.
pay a 45.5% higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In Philippines, the top tax rate is 32.0% as of 2016.
have 2.5 times more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Philippines, there are 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 15.1 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.3 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 Philippines, on the other hand, 22.2 children do as of 2022.
be 45.7% less likely to have internet access
In Singapore, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Philippines, about 50.0% do as of 2020.
spend 28.0% more on education
Singapore spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Philippines spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
see 188.0 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Philippines: At a glance
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