Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Singapore, you would:
be 65.6% less likely to be obese
In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
live 10.8 years less
In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022. In Vietnam, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
make 91.2% less money
Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,400 as of 2020, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2020.
be 38.2% more likely to be unemployed
In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Vietnam, that number is 3.1% as of 2018.
pay a 59.1% higher top tax rate
Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2016. In Vietnam, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
have 73.4% more children
In Singapore, there are approximately 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Vietnam, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Singapore, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 9.5 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 Vietnam, on the other hand, 14.8 children do as of 2022.
be 23.9% less likely to have internet access
In Singapore, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Vietnam, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 64.0% more on education
Singapore spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Vietnam spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 29.3% more on healthcare
Singapore spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Vietnam, that number is 5.3% of GDP as of 2019.
see 17.8 times more coastline
Singapore has a total of 193 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.
Vietnam: At a glance
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