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

Health

be 98.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Zambia, 11.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 32.4 years longer

In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 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 24.7% less likely to be obese

In Zambia, 8.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 23.5 times more money

Zambia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 85.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 37.1% lower top tax rate

Zambia 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 96.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Zambia, approximately 213.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.2% more likely to be literate

In Zambia, the literacy rate is 86.7% as of 2018. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 95.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Zambia, approximately 56.0 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 78.0% fewer children

In Zambia, there are approximately 40.4 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 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Zambia, approximately 33% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Zambia, approximately 14.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

be 48.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Zambia, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Zambia Revenue Authority, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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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.
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