Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Singapore instead of Turkey, you would:
live 10.3 years longer
In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 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 81.0% less likely to be obese
In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.
make 3.5 times more money
Turkey has a GDP per capita of $27,000 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.
be 79.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Turkey, 10.9% 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
Turkey has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.
be 52.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Turkey, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.
be 85.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Turkey, approximately 15.8 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 39.9% fewer children
In Turkey, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 24.1% more likely to have internet access
In Turkey, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.
spend 32.6% less on education
Turkey spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 97.3% less coastline
Turkey has a total of 7,200 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, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Singapore: At a glance
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