Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Singapore instead of United Arab Emirates, you would:

Health

live 7.0 years longer


In United Arab Emirates, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 80 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 80.8% less likely to be obese


In United Arab Emirates, 31.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 37.2% more money


United Arab Emirates has a GDP per capita of $68,600 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 37.5% more likely to be unemployed


In United Arab Emirates, 1.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 56.6% less likely to die during infancy


In United Arab Emirates, approximately 5.3 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.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In United Arab Emirates, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 10.4% less likely to have internet access


In United Arab Emirates, approximately 98.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 85.4% less coastline


United Arab Emirates has a total of 1,318 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 United Arab Emirates? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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