Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 95.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 22.6 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 27.4% less likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 29.3 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 78.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

spend 26.7% less on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0%.

Life

be 97.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 24.5% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 94.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 75.8% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 79.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 17.1% less on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% less on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 86.4% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

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.

How big is Singapore compared to Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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