Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 19.1 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 64.3% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 37.6 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 91.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 46.7% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 95.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 38.8% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 94.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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 65.5% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 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 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 89.9% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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