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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for South Korea and Singapore. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, population and much more.
In addition, we offer several international comparisons on individual topics, which are also linked on this page.

General information

 South KoreaSingapore
Region:East AsiaSoutheast Asia
Area:100,339 km²719 km²
Official language:KoreanChinese
Government form:Presidential republicParliamentary republic
Independent since:1948 AD1965 AD
Capital:SeoulSingapore

Population

Details for South Korea and Singapore

 South KoreaSingapore
Population:51,745,0005,454,000
Inhabitants/km²:515.77,584.9
Life expectancy males:Ø 81 yearsØ 82 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 87 yearsØ 86 years
Average age:Ø 43.2 yearsØ 35.6 years
Birthrate:5.30 ‰8.50 ‰
Deathrate:5.90 ‰5.20 ‰
Migrationrate:2.63 ‰4.22 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 South KoreaSingapore
Political stability:8183
Civil rights:7589
Health:9279
Climate:5645
Cost of Living:4255
Popularity:4142

Economy

Details for South Korea and Singapore

 South KoreaSingapore
Currency: Won
(1 KRW = 100 Chon)
Singapore Dollar
(1 SGD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:3.5 %3.6 %
Inflation rate:2.50 %2.30 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
86.98 %75.03 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:33.20 %21.00 %
Average income:34,980 US$64,010 US$
Corruption index:38 (moderate)15 (good)


 KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
SGP:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:1,798,534 M US$34.76 M US$396,987 M US$72.79 M US$
Gross national product:1,809,840 M US$34.98 M US$349,101 M US$64.01 M US$
Exported goods:771,202 M US$14.90 M US$733,782 M US$134.55 M US$
Imported goods:698,103 M US$13.49 M US$609,280 M US$111.72 M US$

Infrastructure

Details for South Korea and Singapore

 KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
SGP:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:100,428 km1.94 km3,500 km0.64 km
Harbours:1,9040.03683,3210.6090
Passenger airports:150.000320.0004

Energy balance

Details for South Korea and Singapore

 KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
SGP:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:507.60 bn kWh9.81 m kWh47.69 bn kWh8.74 m kWh
Energy production:526.00 bn kWh10.17 m kWh48.66 bn kWh8.92 m kWh
CO2 emissions:610.79 m t11,803.87 t47.38 m t8,687.89 t

Telecommunication

Details for South Korea and Singapore

 South KoreaSingapore
International dialing:+82+65
Internet domain:.kr.sg

 KOR
total
KOR
per 1000
inh.
SGP
total
SGP
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:23,858,2394611,891,000347
Mobile cellulars:70,513,67613638,444,8001548
Internet server:315,69761,960,000359
Internet users:49,936,4239655,017,518920
Broadband Internet:22,327,1824311,509,700277

Healthcare system

Details for South Korea and Singapore

 South KoreaSingapore
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:12.432.49
Physicians per 1000 inh.:2.372.31
Diabetes:6.9 %5.5 %
Tuberculosis:0.49 ‰0.46 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:82.0 %79.0 %
Smokers:20.8 %16.5 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: South Korea and Singapore

 South KoreaSingapore
Daytime temperatures:18.1 °C31.5 °C
Nighttime temperatures:9.8 °C25.1 °C
Water temperature:12.8 °C27.8 °C
Rel. humidity:69 %84 %
Rain days:6.811.4
Sunshine hours per day:6.15.8

Native languages

 South KoreaSingapore
Korean:99.9 %n/a
Chinese:0.1 %50.8 %
English:n/a29.8 %
Malay:n/a11.9 %
Tamil:n/a4.4 %
Hakka:n/a1.2 %
Hindi:n/a1.2 %
other:0.0 %0.7 %

Religions

 South KoreaSingapore
Nondenominational:43.3 %16.4 %
Buddhism:24.2 %33.9 %
Christianity:31.6 %18.1 %
Islam:n/a14.3 %
Taoism:n/a11.3 %
Hinduism:n/a5.2 %
other:0.9 %0.8 %


Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.