Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Singapore, you would:
live 5.7 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
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 36.5% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $94,100 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 100.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
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 39.3% more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
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 2.3 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
spend 72.4% more on education
Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
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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