If you lived in Singapore instead of Taiwan, you would:


live 5.2 years longer

In Taiwan, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (84 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2022.


make 3.8 times more money

Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $24,502 as of 2018, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,400 as of 2020.

be 39.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Taiwan, 3.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2019.

pay a 51.1% lower top tax rate

Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.


be 61.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Taiwan, approximately 4.0 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Singapore, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.

have 22.5% more children

In Taiwan, there are approximately 7.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Singapore, there are 9.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.


see 87.7% less coastline

Taiwan has a total of 1,566 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.
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