Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.5 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 75.8% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 34.8 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 29.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

Life

be 87.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 13.8% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

be 83.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 64.2% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 47.3% less on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 92.4% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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