Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.7 years longer


In Tunisia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

be 77.3% less likely to be obese


In Tunisia, 26.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.9 times more money


Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,900 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 85.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Tunisia, 15.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 37.1% lower top tax rate


Tunisia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 81.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tunisia, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 18.9% more likely to be literate


In Tunisia, the literacy rate is 81.8% as of 2015. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 79.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Tunisia, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 44.0% fewer children


In Tunisia, there are approximately 15.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 37.4% more likely to have internet access


In Tunisia, approximately 64.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 56.1% less on education


Tunisia spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 83.2% less coastline


Tunisia has a total of 1,148 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 Tunisia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, La Direction Générale des Impôts, Ministère des Finances, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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