Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Singapore, you would:
live 5.8 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 5.9 times more likely to be obese
In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 35.5% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,400 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 72.9% more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 80.0% higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
have 35.7% more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.3 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
spend 100.0% more on education
Singapore spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 4.1 times more on healthcare
Singapore spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 103.2 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
United States: At a glance
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