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  • Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax: Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)". Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Crime levels: Level of crime. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How serious you feel the level of crime is?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime > Murder rate: Homicide rate per year per 100,000 inhabitants in various countries.
  • Crime > Rape rate: Number of rape incidents per 100,000 citizens in different countries. Figures do not take into account rape incidents that go unreported to the police.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate: Homicides per 100’000 residents. Homicide is the death of a person purposefully inflicted by another person (it excludes suicides) outside of a state of war. Homicide is a broader category than murder, as it also includes manslaughter. The exact legal definition varies across countries, some of which include infanticide, assisted suicide, euthanasia and deaths caused by dangerous driving.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Economy > GDP: GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used.
  • Economy > GDP per capita: GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Dollar figures for GDP are converted from domestic currencies using single year official exchange rates. For a few countries where the official exchange rate does not reflect the rate effectively applied to actual foreign exchange transactions, an alternative conversion factor is used. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Economy > Gross National Income: GNI, Atlas method (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and prop).
  • Geography > Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Government > Government type: A description of the basic form of government (e.g., republic, constitutional monarchy, federal republic, parliamentary democracy, military dictatorship).
  • Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
  • People > Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • Government > Legal system: A brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.
  • Geography > Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Crime > Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes): Suicides per 100’000 residents per year.
  • Geography > Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > -: This entry records the difference between national government revenues and expenditures, expressed as a percent of GDP. A positive (+) number indicates that revenues exceeded expenditures (a budget surplus), while a negative (-) number indicates the reverse (a budget deficit). Normalizing the data, by dividing the budget balance by GDP, enables easy comparisons across countries and indicates whether a national government saves or borrows money. Countries with high budget deficits (relative to their GDPs) generally have more difficulty raising funds to finance expenditures, than those with lower deficits.
  • Geography > Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geography > Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Rapes per million people: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Religion > Religions: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Government > Legislative branch: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Cost of living > Local purchasing power: Local Purchasing Power shows relative purchasing power in buying goods and services in a given city for the average wage in that city. If domestic purchasing power is 40, this means that the inhabitants of that city with the average salary can afford to buy 60% less typical goods and services than New York City residents with an average salary.
  • People > Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Government > Judicial branch: The name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
  • People > Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • Geography > Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Economy > Unemployment rate: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
  • Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage: Minimum wage.

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  • People > Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • Government > Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
  • Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

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  • Geography > Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Health > Human height > Average female height: Average female height.
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • Government > Constitution: The dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments to a nation's constitution
  • Crime > Drugs > Annual cannabis use: Estimate of percentage of 15-64 year old population who use Cannabis.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro). Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • People > Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • People > Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Crime > Police officers: Number of police officers per 100,000 population.
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP: This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Rapes: The number of recorded rapes. Large numbers of rapes go unreported. South Africa is estimated to have 500,000 rapes per year, Egypt 200,000, China 32,000 and the UK with 85,000 rapes per year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Health > Human height > Average male height: Average male height.
  • People > Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • Education > Compulsary education duration: Number of years students are required to be enrolled in school for all levels of education. For instance, compulsary education lasts for 12 years in the United States.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents: Number of privately owned small firearms per 100 residents.
  • Industry > Manufacturing output: Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in constant 2000 U.S. dollars."
  • People > Population growth: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Economy > Exports: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise exports on an f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people: Total number of divorces in given year by country. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Health > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary: Pupil-teacher ratio, primary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Primary is the number of pupils enrolled in primary school divided by the number of primary school teachers.
  • Energy > Commercial energy use: Commercial energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita). Commercial energy use refers to apparent consumption, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
  • Crime > Assault rate: Number of assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • Economy > Economy > Overview: This entry briefly describes the type of economy, including the degree of market orientation, the level of economic development, the most important natural resources, and the unique areas of specialization. It also characterizes major economic events and policy changes in the most recent 12 months and may include a statement about one or two key future macroeconomic trends.
  • Education > Adult literacy rate > Total: Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life."
  • Government > Executive branch > Cabinet: Cabinet includes the official name for any body of high-ranking advisers roughly comparable to a U.S. Cabinet. Also notes the method for selection of members.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g). Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year): Year of last use.
  • People > Mother's mean age at first birth: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • People > Age distribution > Total dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant persons out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant person is a person aged 0-14 and those over 65 years old.
  • Government > Political pressure groups and leaders: Organizations with leaders involved in politics, but not standing for legislative election.
  • Government > Political parties and leaders: Significant political organizations and their leaders.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Geography > Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Education > Secondary education, duration > Years: Secondary education, duration (years). Duration of secondary education is the number of grades (years) in secondary education (ISCED 2 & 3).
  • Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • Geography > Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • People > Population growth rate: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
  • Geography > Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Military > War deaths: Battle-related deaths are deaths in battle-related conflicts between warring parties in the conflict dyad (two conflict units that are parties to a conflict). Typically, battle-related deaths occur in warfare involving the armed forces of the warring parties. This includes traditional battlefield fighting, guerrilla activities, and all kinds of bombardments of military units, cities, and villages, etc. The targets are usually the military itself and its installations or state institutions and state representatives, but there is often substantial collateral damage in the form of civilians being killed in crossfire, in indiscriminate bombings, etc. All deaths--military as well as civilian--incurred in such situations, are counted as battle-related deaths."
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Violent hate crime: Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption > Per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin > Services: This entry is derived from Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin, which shows where production takes place in an economy. The distribution gives the percentage contribution of agriculture, industry, and services to total GDP, and will total 100 percent of GDP if the data are complete. Agriculture includes farming, fishing, and forestry. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, energy production, and construction. Services cover government activities, communications, transportation, finance, and all other private economic activities that do not produce material goods.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of a bottle of water (1.5 liter). Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices: This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
  • Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary: Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary. Pupil-teacher ratio. Secondary is the number of pupils enrolled in secondary school divided by the number of secondary school teachers.
  • Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh per capita: Electric power consumption (kWh per capita). Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per capita: Arable land (hectares per person). Arable land (hectares per person) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural growth: Index of agricultural production in 1996 - 98 (1989 - 91 = 100)
  • Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP: Public debt as % of GDP (CIA).

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  • Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita: Manufacturing, value added (current US$). Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Religion > Religions > All: This entry includes a rank ordering of religions by adherents starting with the largest group and sometimes includes the percent of total population.
  • Military > Personnel > Per capita: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Cost of living > Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment: Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment". Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Cinema ticket price > International release: Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat". Prices in current USD.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Education > Average years of schooling of adults: Average years of schooling of adults is the years of formal schooling received, on average, by adults over age 15. (Data Source: Barro-Lee Data Set www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/ddbarle2.htm)
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 liter of regular Milk. Prices in current USD.
  • Education > Literacy > Total population: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita: The total number of mobile cellular telephones in use. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Military > Global Peace Index: The Global Peace Index is comprised of 22 indicators in the three categories ongoing domestic or international conflicts; societal safety; and security and militarization. A low index value indicates a peaceful and safe country.
  • Language > Languages: A rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language.
  • Crime > Robberies: Number of robberies recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Transport > Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen: Average prize of a dozen eggs. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked about the prize of a dozen eggs. Prices in current USD.
  • Media > Television > List of TV stations: List of TV stations.
  • Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes: 1 Pair of Nike Shoes. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Nike Shoes". Prices in current USD.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murders: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population.
  • Agriculture > Rural population: Total population living in rural areas. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent index: Rent Index is estimation of prices of renting apartments in the city compared to New York City. If Rent index is 80, Numbeo estimates that price for renting in that city is 80% of price in New York.
  • Labor > Unemployment rate: The percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
  • People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate: This entry gives the percent of a country's population considered to be obese. Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater to or equal to 30.0. BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight in kg and dividing it by the person's squared height in meters.
  • Crime > Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years: Crime increasing in the past 3 years. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "In the past three years would you say the level of crime in your community has increased, stayed about the same, or decreased?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Government > Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address: This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Education > College and university > Share of total education spending: Percentage of government education funding that goes to post-secondary education.
  • Military > Service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of sevice obligation.
  • Military > Paramilitary personnel: Paramilitary.

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  • Economy > Public debt: This entry records the cumulatiive total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.
  • Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people: Intentional homicide, number and rate per 100,000 population. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Education > Primary education, duration > Years: Primary education, duration (years). Duration of primary is the number of grades (years) in primary education.
  • Transport > Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads."
  • Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Cost of living > Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar: Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)". Prices in current USD.
  • Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000: Primary education, teachers. Teaching staff in primary. Public and private. Full and part-time. All programmes. Total is the total number of teachers in public and private primary education institutions. Teachers are persons employed full time or part time in an official capacity to guide and direct the learning experience of pupils and students, irrespective of their qualifications or the delivery mechanism, i.e. face-to-face and/or at a distance. This definition excludes educational personnel who have no active teaching duties (e.g. headmasters, headmistresses or principals who do not teach) and persons who work occasionally or in a voluntary capacity in educational institutions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59: Percentage of total pouplation aged 15-59.
  • Crime > Burglaries: Number of burglaries recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Geography > Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Conflict > Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index: Score on Global Terrorism Index. A high value indicates that a country is affected by many terrorist incidents with a strong impact in terms of fatalities, injuries and damaged property.
  • Transport > Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Air pollution: Air Pollution. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the quality of air in this city?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > Exports per capita: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise exports on an f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Geography > Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Media > Personal computers > Per capita: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Culture > Happy Planet Index: The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is calculated from three components: Perceived well-being, life expectancy and ecological footprint. A higher value indicates a happier population.
  • Media > Households with television: Households with television are the share of households with a television set. Some countries report only the number of households with a color television set, and therefore the true number may be higher than reported.
  • Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP: Percentage of public funding for education out of country's total GDP.
  • Energy > Oil > Consumption > Per capita: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Education > High school enrolment rate: Progression to secondary school refers to the number of new entrants to the first grade of secondary school in a given year as a percentage of the number of students enrolled in the final grade of primary school in the previous year.
  • Health > Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night: Safety walking alone during night. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the night?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Government > Executive branch > Head of government: Head of government includes the name and title of the top administrative leader who is designated to manage the day-to-day activities of the government. For example, in the UK, the monarch is the chief of state, and the prime minister is the head of government. In the US, the president is both the chief of state and the head of government.
  • Energy > Oil > Consumption: This entry is the total oil consumed in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors.
  • People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper: City population by sex, city and city type.
  • Cost of living > Internet > Broadband 6Mpbs, uncapped data: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked abot the price of an Internet connection (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)". Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation: Component parts of the labor force by occupation.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • People > Total fertility rate: The average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their child-bearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate, since it refers to births per woman. This indicator shows the potential for population growth in the country. High rates will also place some limits on the labor force participation rates for women. Large numbers of children born to women indicate large family sizes that might limit the ability of the families to feed and educate their children.
  • Media > Televisions per 1000: The total number of televisions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index: This index measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of family income in a country. The index is calculated from the Lorenz curve, in which cumulative family income is plotted against the number of families arranged from the poorest to the ric
  • Government > Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted.
  • Government > Capital city > Name: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • People > Age structure > 0-14 years: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest.
  • Labor > Labor force: The total labor force figure
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • Geography > Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • People > Age structure > 65 years and over: The distribution of the population according to age. Information is included by sex and age group (0-14 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over). The age structure of a population affects a nation's key socioeconomic issues. Countries with young populations (high percentage under age 15) need to invest more in schools, while countries with older populations (high percentage ages 65 and over) need to invest more in the health sector. The age structure can also be used to help predict potential political issues. For example, the rapid growth of a young adult population unable to find employment can lead to unrest."
  • Crime > Prisoners: Total persons incarcerated
  • Religion > Major religion(s): Country major religions.
  • Geography > Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • People > Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people: Death rate, crude (per 1,000 people). Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of White Rice. Prices in current USD.
  • People > Population in 2015: (Thousands) Medium-variant projections.
  • Environment > Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
  • Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons: CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total (million metric tons). CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production is the sum of three IEA categories of CO2 emissions: (1) Main Activity Producer Electricity and Heat which contains the sum of emissions from main activity producer electricity generation, combined heat and power generation and heat plants. Main activity producers (formerly known as public utilities) are defined as those undertakings whose primary activity is to supply the public. They may be publicly or privately owned. This corresponds to IPCC Source/Sink Category 1 A 1 a. For the CO2 emissions from fuel combustion (summary) file, emissions from own on-site use of fuel in power plants (EPOWERPLT) are also included. (2) Unallocated Autoproducers which contains the emissions from the generation of electricity and/or heat by autoproducers. Autoproducers are defined as undertakings that generate electricity and/or heat, wholly or partly for their own use as an activity which supports their primary activity. They may be privately or publicly owned. In the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, these emissions would normally be distributed between industry, transport and "other" sectors. (3) Other Energy Industries contains emissions from fuel combusted in petroleum refineries, for the manufacture of solid fuels, coal mining, oil and gas extraction and other energy-producing industries. This corresponds to the IPCC Source/Sink Categories 1 A 1 b and 1 A 1 c. According to the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, emissions from coke inputs to blast furnaces can either be counted here or in the Industrial Processes source/sink category. Within detailed sectoral calculations, certain non-energy processes can be distinguished. In the reduction of iron in a blast furnace through the combustion of coke, the primary purpose of the coke oxidation is to produce pig iron and the emissions can be considered as an industrial process. Care must be taken not to double count these emissions in both Energy and Industrial Processes. In the IEA estimations, these emissions have been included in this category.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > Years: Life expectancy at birth, female (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Geography > Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio: Purchasing power parity conversion factor is the number of units of a country's currency required to buy the same amount of goods and services in the domestic market as a U.S. dollar would buy in the United States. Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar). The ratio of the PPP conversion factor to the official exchange rate (also referred to as the national price level) makes it possible to compare the cost of the bundle of goods that make up gross domestic product (GDP) across countries. It tells how many dollars are needed to buy a dollar's worth of goods in the country as compared to the United States.
  • Energy > Oil > Production > Per capita: This entry is the total oil produced in barrels per day (bbl/day). The discrepancy between the amount of oil produced and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is due to the omission of stock changes, refinery gains, and other complicating factors. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate: Highest marginal tax rate (individual rate) is the highest rate shown on the schedule of tax rates applied to the taxable income of individuals.
  • Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity: This entry gives the gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year. A nation's GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP) exchange rates is the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States. This is the measure most economists prefer when looking at per-capita welfare and when comparing living conditions or use of resources across countries. The measure is difficult to compute, as a US dollar value has to be assigned to all goods and services in the country regardless of whether these goods and services have a direct equivalent in the United States (for example, the value of an ox-cart or non-US military equipment); as a result, PPP estimates for some countries are based on a small and sometimes different set of goods and services. In addition, many countries do not formally participate in the World Bank's PPP project that calculates these measures, so the resulting GDP estimates for these countries may lack precision. For many developing countries, PPP-based GDP measures are multiples of the official exchange rate (OER) measure. The difference between the OER- and PPP-denominated GDP values for most of the weathly industrialized countries are generally much smaller.
  • Language > Major language(s): Country major languages.
  • People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population: Age dependency ratio is the ratio of dependents--people younger than 15 or older than 64--to the working-age population--those ages 15-64. For example, 0.7 means there are 7 dependents for every 10 working-age people.
  • Military > Military service age and obligation: This entry gives the required ages for voluntary or conscript military service and the length of service obligation.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Education > Literacy > Female: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females. There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Detailing the standards that individual countries use to assess the ability to read and write is beyond the scope of our source. Information on literacy, while not a perfect measure of educational results, is probably the most easily available and valid for international comparisons.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total: Number of people aged 15-64.
  • Government > Capital city > Geographic coordinates: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64: Percentage of total population aged 15-64.
  • Government > International organization participation: This entry lists in alphabetical order by abbreviation those international organizations in which the subject country is a member or participates in some other way.
  • Economy > Human Development Index: The human development index values in this table were calculated using a consistent methodology and consistent data series. They are not strictly comparable with those in earlier Human Development Reports.
  • Energy > Energy use > Kg of oil equivalent per capita: Energy use (kg of oil equivalent per capita). Energy use refers to use of primary energy before transformation to other end-use fuels, which is equal to indigenous production plus imports and stock changes, minus exports and fuels supplied to ships and aircraft engaged in international transport.
  • Transport > Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita: Patent applications are applications filed with a national patent office for exclusive rights for an invention--a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or offers a new technical solution to a problem. A patent provides protection for the invention to the owner of the patent for a limited period, generally 20 years. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Media > Internet > Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • People > Gender > Male population: Total male population.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Industry: The gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final goods produced by the industrial sector within a nation in a given year. GDP dollar estimates in the Factbook are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations. See the CIA World Factbook for more information.
  • Media > Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people: Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people). Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provide access to the public switched telephone network. Post-paid and prepaid subscriptions are included.
  • Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > Years: Life expectancy at birth, male (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • People > Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant adults out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant adult is an adult aged 65 and older.
  • People > Sex ratio > At birth: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek: Standard workweek (hours).
  • Media > Television receivers > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 65 and older.
  • Background > Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
  • Economy > Gross National Income per capita: GNI, Atlas method (current US$). GNI (formerly GNP) is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and prop). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Economy > Inequality > GINI index: Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality."
  • People > Divorce rate: Divorce rate per 1,000 people
  • Health > Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total: Number of people 65 years old and older.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total: Number of people aged 15-59.
  • Economy > Fiscal year: The beginning and ending months for a country's accounting period of 12 months, which often is the calendar year but which may begin in any month. All yearly references are for the calendar year (CY) unless indicated as a noncalendar fiscal year (FY).
  • Government > Executive branch > Elections: Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > City centre: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Media > Radio > List of radio stations: List of radio stations.
  • Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • Geography > Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Military > Armed forces personnel: Total armed forces (2000)
  • Crime > Auto theft: Number of motor vehicle thefts (car thefts) recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Water pollution: Water Pollution. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Are you concerned with the water pollution in this city?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total: Number of people aged 0-4.
  • Industry > Gross value added by construction: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • People > Nationality > Noun: The noun which identifies citizens of the nation
  • Health > Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Economy > Currency > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average: Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average). Official exchange rate refers to the exchange rate determined by national authorities or to the rate determined in the legally sanctioned exchange market. It is calculated as an annual average based on monthly averages (local currency units relative to the U.S. dollar).
  • Agriculture > Farm workers: Agricultural employment shows the number of agricultural workers in the agricultural sector.
  • Agriculture > Cultivable land > Hectares: Cultivable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the Food and Agriculture Organisation as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded."
  • Media > Internet > Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim: Percent of Muslims in each country.
  • Labor > Labor force, total: Labor force, total. Total labor force comprises people ages 15 and older who meet the International Labour Organization definition of the economically active population: all people who supply labor for the production of goods and services during a specified period. It includes both the employed and the unemployed. While national practices vary in the treatment of such groups as the armed forces and seasonal or part-time workers, in general the labor force includes the armed forces, the unemployed, and first-time job-seekers, but excludes homemakers and other unpaid caregivers and workers in the informal sector.
  • Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh: Electric power consumption (kWh). Electric power consumption measures the production of power plants and combined heat and power plants less transmission, distribution, and transformation losses and own use by heat and power plants.
  • People > Drinking water source > Improved > Total: This entry is derived from People > Drinking water source > Improved, which provides information about access to improved or unimproved drinking water sources available to segments of the population of a country.improved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: piped water into dwelling, yard, or plot; public tap or standpipe; tubewell or borehole; protected dug well; protected spring; or rainwater collection. unimproved drinking water - use of any of the following sources: unprotected dug well; unprotected spring; cart with small tank or drum; tanker truck; surface water, which includes rivers, dams, lakes, ponds, streams, canals or irrigation channels; or bottled water.
  • Crime > Punishment > Maximum length of sentence: Maximum length of sentence (under life).

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  • Economy > Budget > Expenditures: Expenditures calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms
  • Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP per thousand people: This entry shows GDP on a purchasing power parity basis divided by population as of 1 July for the same year. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total: Number of people aged 60 and older.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural growth per capita: Net per capita agricultural production, expressed in International Dollars. Net means after deduction of feed and seed. International Dollars are calculated using the Geary-Khamis formula, which is designed to neutralize irrelevant exchange rate movements (more information on http://faostat3.fao.org/faostat-gateway/go/to/mes/glossary/*/E)
  • Media > Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Energy > Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter: Pump price for gasoline (US$ per liter). Fuel prices refer to the pump prices of the most widely sold grade of gasoline. Prices have been converted from the local currency to U.S. dollars.
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces: Total number of divorces in given year by country.
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues > Per capita: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Agriculture > Products: Major agricultural crops and products
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless). Prices in current USD.
  • Cost of living > Consumer price index > Plus rent: Consumer Price Plus Rent Index is an estimation of consumer goods prices including rent in the city comparing to New York City. If a city has a an index of 120, it means Numbeo estimates it is 20% more expensive than New York (excluding rent).
  • Economy > GDP per capita > PPP > Current international $: GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates. An international dollar has the same purchasing power over GDP as the U.S. dollar has in the United States. GDP at purchaser's prices is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current international dollars.
  • Economy > Imports per capita: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP: Current military expenditures as an estimated percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Education > Child care (preschool) > Duration: Number of years students study at the pre-primary (preschool) level. It should be noted that not all countries require pre-primary education.
  • Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$: Manufacturing, value added (current US$). Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 0-4.
  • Military > Military expenditures: This entry gives spending on defense programs for the most recent year available as a percent of gross domestic product (GDP); the GDP is calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP). For countries with no military forces, this figure can include expenditures on public security and police.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal: Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar". Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > Technology index: The technology index denotes the country's technological readiness. This index is created with such indicators as companies spending on R&D;, the creativity of its scientific community, personal computer and internet penetration rates.
  • Geography > Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
  • Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > Current US$: Agriculture, value added (current US$), including forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources.
  • Geography > Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership: This entry lists Seventh-day Adventist membership worldwide as of 2004. Membership is defined as baptised and active.
  • Military > Military branches: This entry lists the service branches subordinate to defense ministries or the equivalent (typically ground, naval, air, and marine forces).
  • Crime > Prisoners > Per capita: Data for 2003. Number of prisoners held per 100,000 population.
  • Economy > Exports > Commodities: This entry provides a listing of the highest-valued exported products; it sometimes includes the percent of total dollar value.
  • Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000: Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Energy > Electricity > Production: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution.
  • Transport > Motor vehicles: Motor vehicles per 1,000 people
  • Government > Country name > Conventional long form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Industry: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Geography > Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Economy > Big Mac Index: Price of a McDonald's Big Mac in US Dollars at current exchange rates. January 12th, 2006.
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages: Marriages by urban/rural residence.
  • Agriculture > Produce > Food > Production index: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.
  • Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent: 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)". Prices in current USD.
  • People > Nationality > Adjective: This entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens - noun and adjective.
  • Transport > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver)."
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > Outside city centre: Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Health > Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Services: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Groceries index: Groceries Index is an estimation of grocery prices in a given location compared to New York City. To calculate this section, Numbeo uses the "Markets" section of each city.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > Restaurant index: Restaurants Index is a comparison of prices of meals and drinks in restaurants and bars compared to NYC.
  • Education > Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita: Secondary education teachers includes full-time and part-time teachers. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Crime > Assaults: Number of assaults recorded by police in that country per 100,000 population.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of apples. Prices in current USD.
  • Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant: Percentage of population who says religion is not important in their daily lives. The survey was carried out within the Gallup Poll.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 5-14.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita: Total electricity consumed annually plus imports and minus exports, expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • People > Physicians density: This entry gives the number of medical doctors (physicians), including generalist and specialist medical practitioners, per 1,000 of the population. Medical doctors are defined as doctors that study, diagnose, treat, and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of modern medicine. They also plan, supervise, and evaluate care and treatment plans by other health care providers. The World Health Organization estimates that fewer than 2.3 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 1,000 would be insufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.
  • Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre". Prices in current USD.
  • Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Industry > CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction > Million metric tons: CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction (million metric tons). CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction contains the emissions from combustion of fuels in industry. The IPCC Source/Sink Category 1 A 2 includes these emissions. However, in the 1996 IPCC Guidelines, the IPCC category also includes emissions from industry autoproducers that generate electricity and/or heat. The IEA data are not collected in a way that allows the energy consumption to be split by specific end-use and therefore, autoproducers are shown as a separate item (Unallocated Autoproducers). Manufacturing industries and construction also includes emissions from coke inputs into blast furnaces, which may be reported either in the transformation sector, the industry sector or the separate IPCC Source/Sink Category 2, Industrial Processes.
  • People > Migration > Net migration rate: The difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration (e.g., 3.56 migrants/1,000 population); an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration (e.g., -9.26 migrants/1,000 population). The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. High levels of migration can cause problems such as increasing unemployment and potential ethnic strife (if people are coming in) or a reduction in the labor force, perhaps in certain key sectors (if people are leaving).
  • Transport > Vehicles > Per km of road: Vehicles per kilometer of road include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Roads refer to motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other roads. A motorway is a road specially designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions."
  • Energy > Crude oil > Production: This entry is the total amount of crude oil produced, in barrels per day (bbl/day).
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Air quality: Air quality. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the quality of air in this city?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > Tourist arrivals: International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival."
  • Transport > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available."
  • Agriculture > Produce > Crop > Production index: Crop production index shows agricultural production for each year relative to the base period 1999-2001. It includes all crops except fodder crops. Regional and income group aggregates for the FAO's production indexes are calculated from the underlying values in international dollars, normalized to the base period 1999-2001.
  • People > Child labor > Children ages 5-14: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of potatoes. Prices in current USD.
  • People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 80 and older.
  • Economy > Development > Human Development Index: Human Development Index trends, 1980-2012.
  • Military > Personnel: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.
  • Economy > Budget > Revenues per capita: Revenues calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day: Safety walking alone during daylight. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How safe do you feel walking alone in this city during the daylight?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Crime > Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery: Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Environment > CO2 Emissions per 1000: CO2: Total Emissions (excluding land-use) Units: thousand metric tonnes of carbon dioxide. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Economy > Tourism > International tourism, number of arrivals per capita: International tourism, number of arrivals. International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Energy > Electricity production > KWh: Electricity production (kWh). Electricity production is measured at the terminals of all alternator sets in a station. In addition to hydropower, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power generation, it covers generation by geothermal, solar, wind, and tide and wave energy, as well as that from combustible renewables and waste. Production includes the output of electricity plants that are designed to produce electricity only as well as that of combined heat and power plants.
  • Background > Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations: Total Congregations.
  • Geography > Maritime claims > Territorial sea: territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal State extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the LOS Convention (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every State has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles. A full and definitive definition can be found in the Law of the Sea (LOS) Convention.
  • Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important: Percentage of population surveyed in a Gallup Poll who answered the question “Is religion important in your daily life?” with “yes”. (Other possible answers were “no”, “don’t know” and “refuse to answer”).
  • Cost of living > Sports > Tennis court hire > 1 hour, weekend: Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend). Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)". Prices in current USD.
  • Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Services: The gross domestic product (GDP) or value of all final services produced within a nation in a given year. GDP dollar estimates in the Factbook are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations. See the CIA World Factbook for more information.
  • Transport > Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • Crime > Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked: Worries attacked. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How worried are you about)......being physically attacked by strangers?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Environment > Pollution perceptions > Drinking water pollution: Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Argentina and 86 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Canada, China and 9 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and 12 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How do you find quality and the accessibility of drinking water?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Economy > Debt > External > Per capita: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Labor > Employment rate > Adults: Employment to population ratio is the proportion of a country's population that is employed. Ages 15 and older are generally considered the working-age population.
  • Economy > Tax > Tax rates: Revenue is cash receipts from taxes, social contributions, and other revenues such as fines, fees, rent, and income from property or sales. Grants are also considered as revenue but are excluded here."
  • Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Agriculture: This entry lists the percentage distribution of the labor force by occupation. The distribution will total less than 100 percent if the data are incomplete.
  • Industry > Industry, value added > Current US$: Industry, value added (current US$). Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Crime > Serious assault rate: Number of major assaults recorded by police per 100,000 population
  • People > Cities > Urban population: Total population living in urban areas. The defition of an urban area differs for each country. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Health > Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Government > Flag description: A written flag description produced from actual flags or the best information available at the time the entry was written. The flags of independent states are used by their dependencies unless there is an officially recognized local flag. Some disputed and other areas do not have flags.
  • Energy > Electricity > Production > Per capita: The annual electricity generated expressed in kilowatt-hours. The discrepancy between the amount of electricity generated and/or imported and the amount consumed and/or exported is accounted for as loss in transmission and distribution. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • Education > Tertiary enrollment: Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary level is the sum of all tertiary level students enrolled at the start of the school year, expressed as a percentage of the mid-year population in the 5 year age group after the official secondary school leaving age.
  • Economy > GDP per person: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cheese > Local, 1kg: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 kg of local cheese. Prices in current USD.
  • People > Sex ratio > Total population: The number of males for each female one of five age groups - at birth, under 15 years, 15-64 years, 65 years and over, and for the total population. Sex ratio at birth has recently emerged as an indicator of certain kinds of sex discrimination in some countries. For instance, high sex ratios at birth in some Asian countries are now attributed to sex-selective abortion and infanticide due to a strong preference for sons. This will affect future marriage patterns and fertility patterns. Eventually it could cause unrest among young adult males who are unable to find partners.
  • Economy > Poverty and inequality > Richest quintile to poorest quintile ratio: The ratio of average income of the richest 20% of the population to the average income of the poorest 20% of the population.
  • Health > Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • Sports > Chess > GrandMasters: Number of GrandMaster chess champions, by country. A GrandMaster is the highest level of recognition in chess.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors per 100 hectares of arable land: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Health > Human height > Stature ratio (male to female ratio): Ratio of average height of males to average height of females.
  • Media > Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic.
  • Environment > Adjusted net national income > Constant 2000 US$: Adjusted net national income (constant 2000 US$). Adjusted net national income is GNI minus consumption of fixed capital and natural resources depletion.
  • Crime > Suicide rates > Suicide rate (males): Male.
  • Economy > Consumer price index: Consumer price index reflects changes in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a fixed basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.
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  • Media > Personal computers per 1000: Personal computers are self-contained computers designed to be used by a single individual. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Economy > Exports > Main exports: Country main exports.
  • Crime > Murders > WHO: Intentional homicide rate is the estimate of intentional homicides in a country as a result of domestic disputes that end in a killing, interpersonal violence, violent conflicts over land resources, inter-gang violence over turf or control, and predatory violence and killing by armed groups. The term, intentional homicide, is broad, but it does not include all intentional killing. In particular, deaths arising from armed conflict are usually considered separately. The difference is usually described by the organisation of the killing. Individuals or small groups usually commit homicide, whereas the killing in armed conflict is usually committed by more or less cohesive groups of up to several hundred members. Two main sources of data are presented: criminal justice (law enforcement) measures (this series), supplemented by data from national statistical agencies, and measures from public health sources (see other intentional homicide series). These various sources measure slightly different phenomena and are therefore unlikely to provide identical numbers."
  • People > Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages per thousand people: Marriages by urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Geography > Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Crime > Illicit drugs: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence.
  • Industry > Growth: Annual growth rate for industrial value added based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3."
  • Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors > Per capita: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Transport > Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Energy > Electricity > Consumption by households per capita: . Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > Tractors: Agricultural machinery refers to the number of wheel and crawler tractors (excluding garden tractors) in use in agriculture at the end of the calendar year specified or during the first quarter of the following year.
  • Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km per 1000: Agricultural land (sq. km). Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Economy > Imports: This entry provides the total US dollar amount of merchandise imports on a c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) or f.o.b. (free on board) basis. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
  • Religion > Muslim > Muslim population: Muslim population 2014 Pew Report.
  • Education > Compulsary education starting age: Age at which children must be enrolled in school.
  • Crime > Punishment > Crimes possibly attracting life sentence: Possible other sentence.

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  • Education > Spending per student > College and university: Public expenditure per student is the public current spending on education divided by the total number of students by level, as a percentage of GDP per capita. Public expenditure (current and capital) includes government spending on educational institutions (both public and private), education administration as well as subsidies for private entities (students/households and other privates entities)."
  • Industry > Manufacturing growth: Annual growth rate for manufacturing value added based on constant local currency. Aggregates are based on constant 2000 U.S. dollars. Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3."
  • Economy > Labor force: This entry contains the total labor force figure.
  • Media > Internet > Internet users: Internet users.
  • Crime > Perceived problems > Property crimes including vandalism and theft: Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria and 82 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria and 24 more countries and over 100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Canada and 17 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from July, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "(How much of a problem are...) property crimes such as vandalism and theft?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Religion > Christian > Mormon > Members: Membership.
  • Government > National symbol(s): A national symbol is a faunal, floral, or other abstract representation - or some distinctive object - that over time has come to be closely identified with a country or entity. Not all countries have national symbols; a few countries have more than one.
  • People > Gender > Sex ratio at birth: Number of males born for every female born. Countries with a number less than one have more females born than males.
  • Energy > Electricity production from renewable sources > KWh: Electricity production from renewable sources (kWh). Electricity production from renewable sources includes hydropower, geothermal, solar, tides, wind, biomass, and biofuels.
  • Economy > Tax > GDP > Constant LCU: GDP (constant LCU). GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant local currency.
  • Cost of living > Restaurant prices > 3 course meal for 2: Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course. Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course". Prices in current USD.
  • Geography > Area > Land per 1000: Total land area in square kilometres. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Economy > GDP per capita > Constant 2000 US$: GDP per capita is gross domestic product divided by midyear population. GDP is the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources. Data are in constant U.S. dollars.
  • Media > Radio broadcast stations: The total number of AM, FM, and shortwave broadcast stations.
  • Government > Executive branch > Chief of state: The name and title of any person or role roughly equivalent to a U.S. Chief of State. This means the titular leader of the country who represents the state at official and ceremonial functions but may not be involved with the day-to-day activities of the government
  • Cost of living > Mobile calls > 1 minute prepaid local call: Based on 0-50 contributions for Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Andorra and 81 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Albania, Algeria, Armenia and 19 more countries and over 100 contributions for Argentina, Australia, Austria and 82 more countries. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from May, 2011 to February, 2014 (sample survey for the United States). Respondents were asked about the price of 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans). Prices in current USD.
STAT Jamaica Singapore HISTORY
Cost of living > Average monthly disposable salary > After tax $1,080.44
Ranked 5th.
$2,759.38
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Jamaica
Crime > Crime levels 73.33
Ranked 14th. 6 times more than Singapore
12.72
Ranked 92nd.
Crime > Murder rate 60 0.38
Crime > Rape rate 24.4
Ranked 13th. 9 times more than Singapore
2.7
Ranked 67th.

Crime > Violent crime > Intentional homicide rate 39
Ranked 5th. 76 times more than Singapore
0.51
Ranked 81st.

Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate 1,430
Ranked 18th. 89 times more than Singapore
16
Ranked 11th.

Crime > Violent crime > Murder rate per million people 529.39
Ranked 3rd. 172 times more than Singapore
3.09
Ranked 11th.

Economy > GDP $14.84 billion
Ranked 108th.
$274.70 billion
Ranked 34th. 19 times more than Jamaica

Economy > GDP per capita $5,471.72
Ranked 87th.
$51,709.45
Ranked 9th. 9 times more than Jamaica

Economy > Gross National Income $7.26 billion
Ranked 83th.
$88.81 billion
Ranked 33th. 12 times more than Jamaica
Geography > Land area > Square miles 4,243 square miles
Ranked 74th. 17 times more than Singapore
255 square miles
Ranked 85th.
Government > Government type constitutional parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm parliamentary republic
Health > Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.86%
Ranked 99th. 26% more than Singapore
1.47%
Ranked 196th.

Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.85 per 1,000 people
Ranked 45th.
1.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 56th. 65% more than Jamaica

People > Population 2.91 million
Ranked 139th.
5.46 million
Ranked 115th. 88% more than Jamaica

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 14.87%
Ranked 134th. 40% more than Singapore
10.65%
Ranked 196th.

Government > Legal system common law system based on the English model English common law
Geography > Area > Land 10,831 sq km
Ranked 158th. 16 times more than Singapore
682.7 sq km
Ranked 182nd.

Crime > Suicide rates > Suicide rate (both sexes) 0.1
Ranked 2nd.
10.3
Ranked 2nd. 103 times more than Jamaica
Geography > Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Connecticut slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Economy > Budget surplus > + or deficit > - -4.2% of GDP
Ranked 128th.
2.1% of GDP
Ranked 20th.

Geography > Climate tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior tropical; hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon (December to March) and Southwestern monsoon (June to September); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms
Geography > Geographic coordinates 18 15 N, 77 30 W 1 22 N, 103 48 E
Crime > Violent crime > Rapes per million people 247.3
Ranked 13th. 9 times more than Singapore
26.81
Ranked 68th.

Religion > Religions Protestant 62.5% (Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Pentecostal 9.5%, Other Church of God 8.3%, Baptist 7.2%, New Testament Church of God 6.3%, Church of God in Jamaica 4.8%, Church of God of Prophecy 4.3%, Anglican 3.6%, other Christian 7.7%), Roman Catholic 2.6%, other or unspecified 14.2%, none 20.9% Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8%
Government > Legislative branch bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (a 21-member body appointed by the governor general on the recommendations of the prime minister and the leader of the opposition; ruling party is allocated 13 seats, and the opposition is allocated 8 seats) and the House of Representatives unicameral Parliament (84 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms); note - in addition, there are up to 9 nominated members; up to three losing opposition candidates who came closest to winning seats may be appointed as "nonconstituency" members
Cost of living > Local purchasing power 52.62
Ranked 3rd.
63.77
Ranked 40th. 21% more than Jamaica
People > Ethnic groups black 91.2%, mixed 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6% Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%
Government > Judicial branch Supreme Court (judges appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister); Court of Appeal; Privy Council in UK; member of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Supreme Court consists of High Court and Court of Appeals; Specialist Commercial Courts consist of Admiralty Court, Intellectual Property Court, and Abritation Court
People > Population > Population growth, past and future -0.48
Ranked 211th.
-0.666
Ranked 223th. 39% more than Jamaica

Geography > Land area > Sq. km 10,830 sq km
Ranked 153th. 16 times more than Singapore
697 sq km
Ranked 175th.

Economy > Unemployment rate 13.7%
Ranked 24th. 7 times more than Singapore
1.9%
Ranked 109th.

Labor > Salaries and benefits > Minimum wage J$ 5,600 per week. None
People > Age distribution > Median age 47.24 years
Ranked 71st.
56.43 years
Ranked 1st. 19% more than Jamaica

Government > Suffrage 18 years of age; universal 21 years of age; universal and compulsory
Transport > Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 188
Ranked 73th. 26% more than Singapore
149
Ranked 90th.
Geography > Area > Total 10,991 sq km
Ranked 169th. 16 times more than Singapore
697 sq km
Ranked 192nd.

Health > Human height > Average female height 1.608 m (5 ft 3 ⁄ 2 in) 1.600 m (5 ft 3 in)
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares 174,000 hectares
Ranked 142nd. 290 times more than Singapore
600 hectares
Ranked 75th.

Economy > Budget > Revenues $3.88 billion
Ranked 117th.
$43.44 billion
Ranked 56th. 11 times more than Jamaica

Government > Constitution 6 August 1962 several previous; latest adopted 22 December 1965; amended several times, last in 2010
Crime > Drugs > Annual cannabis use 9.9%
Ranked 3rd. 2475 times more than Singapore
0.004%
Ranked 12th.
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Cigarettes > Pack of Marlboro $4.65
Ranked 4th.
$9.47
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than Jamaica
Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity per capita $8,859.03
Ranked 87th.
$57,596.47
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Jamaica

People > Birth rate 18.65 births/1,000 population
Ranked 103th. 2 times more than Singapore
7.91 births/1,000 population
Ranked 220th.

People > Death rate 6.63 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 146th. 94% more than Singapore
3.41 deaths/1,000 population
Ranked 214th.

Crime > Police officers 273.9
Ranked 5th. 72 times more than Singapore
3.8
Ranked 4th.

Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP $8,900.00
Ranked 93th.
$60,800.00
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Jamaica

Crime > Violent crime > Rapes 668
Ranked 26th. 6 times more than Singapore
118
Ranked 66th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 10.52%
Ranked 124th. 34% more than Singapore
7.87%
Ranked 196th.

Health > Human height > Average male height 1.718 m (5 ft 7 ⁄ 2 in) 1.706 m (5 ft 7 in)
People > Gender > Female population 1.03 million
Ranked 146th.
3.05 million
Ranked 117th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Education > Compulsary education duration 6
Ranked 98th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 157th.

Crime > Violent crime > Gun crime > Guns per 100 residents 8.1
Ranked 71st. 16 times more than Singapore
0.5
Ranked 161st.
Industry > Manufacturing output 1.9 billion
Ranked 82nd.
41.41 billion
Ranked 32nd. 22 times more than Jamaica

People > Population growth -0.48%
Ranked 211th.
-0.666%
Ranked 223th. 39% more than Jamaica

Economy > Exports $1.75 billion
Ranked 135th.
$435.80 billion
Ranked 13th. 249 times more than Jamaica

People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces per thousand people 0.888
Ranked 33th.
1.3
Ranked 27th. 46% more than Jamaica

Health > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 1.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 50th.
2.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 2 times more than Jamaica

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 27.53
Ranked 52nd. 58% more than Singapore
17.44
Ranked 81st.

Energy > Commercial energy use 1,523.68
Ranked 56th.
6,120.24
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Jamaica
Crime > Assault rate 421.9
Ranked 17th. 29 times more than Singapore
14.6
Ranked 79th.
Economy > Economy > Overview The Jamaican economy is heavily dependent on services, which accounted for more than 60% of GDP at the end of 2011. The country continues to derive most of its foreign exchange from tourism, remittances, and bauxite/alumina. Remittances account for nearly 15% of GDP and exports of bauxite and alumina make up roughly 5%. The bauxite/alumina sector was most affected by the global downturn while the tourism industry was resilient. Tourism revenues account for roughly 5% of GDP in 2011. Jamaica's economy faces many challenges to growth: high crime and corruption, large-scale unemployment and underemployment, and a debt-to-GDP ratio of nearly 130%. Jamaica's onerous public debt burden is the result of government bailouts to ailing sectors of the economy, most notably to the financial sector. In early 2010, the Jamaican Government created the Jamaica Debt Exchange in order to retire high-priced domestic bonds and significantly reduce annual debt servicing. Despite the improvement, debt servicing costs still hinder the government''s ability to spend on infrastructure and social programs, particularly as job losses rise in a shrinking economy. Jamaica was hard hit by the effects of the global economic crisis, experiencing economic contractions from 2008-10 and growth remains low. The SIMPSON-MILLER administration faces the difficult prospect of having to achieve fiscal discipline in order to maintain debt payments, while simultaneously attacking a serious crime problem that is hampering economic growth. High unemployment exacerbates the crime problem, including gang violence that is fueled by the drug trade. As of late 2012, the SIMPSON-MILLER government was working to negotiate a new IMF Stand-by agreement to gain access to additional funds. Singapore has a highly developed and successful free-market economy. It enjoys a remarkably open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP higher than that of most developed countries. The economy depends heavily on exports, particularly in consumer electronics, information technology products, pharmaceuticals, and on a growing financial services sector. Real GDP growth averaged 8.6% between 2004 and 2007. The economy contracted 0.8% in 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis, but rebounded 14.8% in 2010, on the strength of renewed exports, before slowing to 5.2% in 2011 and 1.3% in 2012, largely a result of soft demand for exports during the second European recession. Over the longer term, the government hopes to establish a new growth path that focuses on raising productivity, which has sunk to an average of about 1.0% in the last decade. Singapore has attracted major investments in pharmaceuticals and medical technology production and will continue efforts to establish Singapore as Southeast Asia's financial and high-tech hub.
Education > Adult literacy rate > Total 85.9
Ranked 67th.
94.5
Ranked 41st. 10% more than Jamaica

Government > Executive branch > Cabinet Cabinet is appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister appointed by president, responsible to parliament
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Loaf of bread > Fresh, white $2.44
Ranked 3rd. 51% more than Singapore
$1.62
Ranked 49th.
Economy > GDP > Per capita $8,843.88 per capita
Ranked 46th.
$57,596.47 per capita
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Jamaica

Crime > Justice system > Punishment > Capital punishment (last execution year) 1,988
Ranked 11th.
2,011
Ranked 20th. 1% more than Jamaica
People > Mother's mean age at first birth 21.2
Ranked 22nd.
29.4
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than Jamaica
People > Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 78.65%
Ranked 80th.
102.9%
Ranked 1st. 31% more than Jamaica

Government > Political pressure groups and leaders New Beginnings Movement or NBM<br />Rastafarians (black religious/racial cultists, pan-Africanists) none
Government > Political parties and leaders Jamaica Labor Party or JLP [Andrew HOLNESS]<br />People's National Party or PNP [Portia SIMPSON-MILLER]<br />National Democratic Movement or NDM [Michael WILLIAMS] National Solidarity Party or NSP [Hazel POA]<br />People's Action Party or PAP [LEE Hsien Loong]<br />Reform Party [Kenneth JEYARETNAM]<br />Singapore Democratic Alliance or SDA [Desmond LIM]<br />Singapore Democratic Party [CHEE Soon Juan]<br />Singapore People's Party or SPP [CHIAM See Tong]<br />Workers' Party or WP [LOW Thia Khiang]
Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 73.08
Ranked 101st.
81.89
Ranked 10th. 12% more than Jamaica

Geography > Natural resources bauxite, gypsum, limestone fish, deepwater ports
Education > Secondary education, duration > Years 5
Ranked 181st. 25% more than Singapore
4
Ranked 196th.

Agriculture > Agricultural land > Sq. km 4,490 sq. km
Ranked 151st. 615 times more than Singapore
7.3 sq. km
Ranked 206th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 35.06%
Ranked 73th.
45.96%
Ranked 1st. 31% more than Jamaica

Geography > Surface area > Sq. km 10,990 km²
Ranked 159th. 16 times more than Singapore
699 km²
Ranked 180th.

Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 2,051
Ranked 29th.
2,497
Ranked 13th. 22% more than Jamaica
Energy > Electricity > Consumption 3.07 billion kWh
Ranked 90th.
40.62 billion kWh
Ranked 33th. 13 times more than Jamaica

Media > Internet > Internet users per thousand people 461.72
Ranked 93th.
727.31
Ranked 40th. 58% more than Jamaica
People > Population growth rate 0.7%
Ranked 141st.
1.96%
Ranked 55th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Geography > Area > Land > Per capita 3.86 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 177th. 26 times more than Singapore
0.148 sq km per 1,000 people
Ranked 221st.

Military > War deaths 0.0
Ranked 101st.
0.0
Ranked 26th.

Crime > Fear of crime > Violent hate crime 41.18
Ranked 16th. 4 times more than Singapore
10.96
Ranked 90th.
Energy > Electricity > Consumption > Per capita 2,282.27 kWh per capita
Ranked 57th.
8,053.09 kWh per capita
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than Jamaica

Economy > GDP > Composition, by sector of origin > Services 64.4%
Ranked 76th.
73.2%
Ranked 33th. 14% more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Water > 1.5 litre bottle $1.41
Ranked 5th. 1% more than Singapore
$1.40
Ranked 32nd.
Economy > Inflation rate > Consumer prices 6.9%
Ranked 46th. 50% more than Singapore
4.6%
Ranked 83th.

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, secondary 19.77
Ranked 37th. 33% more than Singapore
14.91
Ranked 47th.

Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh per capita 1,549.23
Ranked 88th.
8,404.23
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than Jamaica

Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per capita 0.0443
Ranked 164th. 365 times more than Singapore
0.000122
Ranked 204th.

Agriculture > Agricultural growth 101
Ranked 136th.
160
Ranked 6th. 58% more than Jamaica

Economy > Debt > Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP 127.3 CIA
Ranked 7th. 14% more than Singapore
111.4 CIA
Ranked 13th.
Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ per capita $429.06
Ranked 52nd.
$10,054.22
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Jamaica

Media > Internet users 1.58 million
Ranked 78th.
3.23 million
Ranked 64th. 2 times more than Jamaica
Religion > Religions > All Protestant 61.3% (Church of God 21.2%, Seventh-Day Adventist 9%, Baptist 8.8%, Pentecostal 7.6%, Anglican 5.5%, Methodist 2.7%, United Church 2.7%, Jehovah's Witness 1.6%, Brethren 1.1%, Moravian 1.1%), Roman Catholic 4%, other including some spiritual cults 34.7% Buddhist 42.5%, Muslim 14.9%, Taoist 8.5%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 4.8%, other Christian 9.8%, other 0.7%, none 14.8% (2000 census)
Military > Personnel > Per capita 1.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 144th.
38.46 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 34 times more than Jamaica

Cost of living > Basic utilities > Garbage, water, heating, electricity for 85 sqm apartment $121.16
Ranked 4th.
$163.55
Ranked 43th. 35% more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Cinema ticket price > International release $9.29
Ranked 5th. 7% more than Singapore
$8.68
Ranked 48th.
Health > Births and maternity > Future births 20.18
Ranked 146th.
40.37
Ranked 127th. Twice as much as Jamaica

Education > Average years of schooling of adults 5.3
Ranked 61st.
7
Ranked 39th. 32% more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 3 bedroom apartment > City centre $1,134.28
Ranked 8th.
$4,950.89
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Milk > 1 litre $2.04
Ranked 4th.
$2.25
Ranked 15th. 10% more than Jamaica
Education > Literacy > Total population 87.9%
Ranked 86th.
93.2%
Ranked 68th. 6% more than Jamaica

Media > Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 936.65 per 1,000 people
Ranked 41st.
1,234.13 per 1,000 people
Ranked 13th. 32% more than Jamaica

Military > Global Peace Index 2.27
Ranked 46th. 58% more than Singapore
1.44
Ranked 146th.

Language > Languages English, English patois Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9%
Crime > Robberies 90.8
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Singapore
21.7
Ranked 53th.

Transport > Road network length > Km
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Egg > Dozen $2.36
Ranked 11th. 14% more than Singapore
$2.07
Ranked 82nd.
Media > Television > List of TV stations <p>Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ) - formerly Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, privatised in 1997</p> </p>CVM TV - private</p> </p>Love TV - religious</p> <p>MediaCorp - operates entertainment-based Channel 5 and Channel 8, Malay channel Suria, Mandarin-language Channel U</p> </p>Channel NewsAsia - news TV operated by MediaCorp</p>
Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Shoes > Pair of Nikes $63.64
Ranked 14th.
$100.29
Ranked 58th. 58% more than Jamaica
Crime > Violent crime > Murders 1,430
Ranked 18th. 89 times more than Singapore
16
Ranked 11th.

Agriculture > Rural population 29,715
Ranked 110th.
0.0
Ranked 215th.

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent index 19.74
Ranked 10th.
97.81
Ranked 4th. 5 times more than Jamaica
Labor > Unemployment rate 12.9%
Ranked 17th. 6 times more than Singapore
2.1%
Ranked 86th.

People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate 24.1%
Ranked 65th. 3 times more than Singapore
7.1%
Ranked 140th.

Crime > Believes crime increasing in the past 3 years 81.25
Ranked 8th. 52% more than Singapore
53.45
Ranked 74th.
Government > Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address P.O. Box 541, Kingston 5 FPO AP 96507-0001
Education > College and university > Share of total education spending 21.84%
Ranked 46th.
38.04%
Ranked 1st. 74% more than Jamaica

Military > Service age and obligation 18 years of age for voluntary military service; younger recruits may be conscripted with parental consent 18-21 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 years of age for volunteers; 2-year conscript service obligation, with a reserve obligation to age 40 (enlisted) or age 50 (officers)
Military > Paramilitary personnel 0.0
Ranked 123th.
93,800
Ranked 15th.
Economy > Public debt 132.9% of GDP
Ranked 5th. 19% more than Singapore
111.4% of GDP
Ranked 12th.

Crime > Violent crime > Murders per million people 529.39
Ranked 3rd. 172 times more than Singapore
3.09
Ranked 11th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 305,181
Ranked 146th.
643,369
Ranked 127th. 2 times more than Jamaica

Education > Primary education, duration > Years 6
Ranked 69th. The same as Singapore
6
Ranked 26th.

Transport > Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 201.28
Ranked 5th.
471.68
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Jamaica

Health > Probability of reaching 65 > Male 77.5%
Ranked 31st.
79.6%
Ranked 24th. 3% more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Transport prices > New car > Volkswagen Golf 1.4 or similar $32,518.84
Ranked 3rd.
$110,479.80
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Jamaica
Education > Primary education, teachers per 1000 4.56
Ranked 71st. 35% more than Singapore
3.39
Ranked 107th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 50.07%
Ranked 118th. 15% more than Singapore
43.39%
Ranked 196th.

Crime > Burglaries 94.5
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Singapore
25.7
Ranked 44th.

Geography > Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 2,051
Ranked 29th.
2,497
Ranked 13th. 22% more than Jamaica

Conflict > Terrorism > Global Terrorism Index 0.0
Ranked 133th.
0.0
Ranked 116th.
Transport > Road > Motorway length 33 km
Ranked 89th.
161 km
Ranked 74th. 5 times more than Jamaica
Environment > Pollution perceptions > Air pollution 72.73
Ranked 12th. 85% more than Singapore
39.29
Ranked 41st.
Economy > Exports per capita $644.15
Ranked 120th.
$82,034.49
Ranked 1st. 127 times more than Jamaica

Geography > Terrain mostly mountains, with narrow, discontinuous coastal plain lowland; gently undulating central plateau contains water catchment area and nature preserve
Media > Personal computers > Per capita 62.83 per 1,000 people
Ranked 77th.
620.91 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 10 times more than Jamaica

Culture > Happy Planet Index 58.5
Ranked 6th. 21% more than Singapore
48.2
Ranked 49th.

Media > Households with television 70.04%
Ranked 79th.
98.6%
Ranked 10th. 41% more than Jamaica

Education > Government spending on education > Proportion of GDP 6.35%
Ranked 24th. 97% more than Singapore
3.23%
Ranked 13th.

Energy > Oil > Consumption > Per capita 27.54 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 39th.
189.97 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than Jamaica

Education > High school enrolment rate 98.63
Ranked 29th. 8% more than Singapore
91.49
Ranked 59th.
Health > Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 15.76 per 1,000 people
Ranked 118th. 58% more than Singapore
10 per 1,000 people
Ranked 159th.

Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > At night 27.94
Ranked 76th.
78.75
Ranked 6th. 3 times more than Jamaica
Government > Executive branch > Head of government Prime Minister Portia SIMPSON-MILLER (since 5 January 2012) Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong (since 12 August 2004); Deputy Prime Minister TEO Chee Hean (since 1 April 2009) and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman SHANMUGARATNAM (since 21 May 2011)
Energy > Oil > Consumption 77,000 bbl/day
Ranked 80th.
927,000 bbl/day
Ranked 18th. 12 times more than Jamaica

People > Urban and rural > Population living in cities proper 1.04 million
Ranked 36th.
5.31 million
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Jamaica

Cost of living > Internet > Broadband 6Mpbs, uncapped data $29.12
Ranked 17th.
$32.73
Ranked 94th. 12% more than Jamaica
Economy > Tourist arrivals > Per capita 630.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 52nd.
1,687.87 per 1,000 people
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Labor > Labor force > By occupation agriculture 20.1%, industry 16.6%, services 63.4% manufacturing 21%, construction 5%, transportation and communication 7%, financial, business, and other services 42%, other 25%
Health > Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 27.3
Ranked 24th.
31
Ranked 6th. 14% more than Jamaica

People > Total fertility rate 2.09 children born/woman
Ranked 111th. 3 times more than Singapore
0.79 children born/woman
Ranked 221st.

Media > Televisions per 1000 175.19
Ranked 89th.
323.22
Ranked 52nd. 84% more than Jamaica
Economy > Distribution of family income > Gini index 45.5
Ranked 2nd.
47.8
Ranked 2nd. 5% more than Jamaica

Government > Administrative divisions 14 parishes; Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny, Westmoreland none
Government > Capital city > Name Kingston Singapore
Health > Life expectancy > Men 71 years
Ranked 27th.
79 years
Ranked 8th. 11% more than Jamaica
People > Age structure > 0-14 years 29%
Ranked 85th. 2 times more than Singapore
13.6%
Ranked 220th.

Labor > Labor force 1.32 million
Ranked 101st.
3.08 million
Ranked 81st. 2 times more than Jamaica

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 215,895
Ranked 145th.
475,119
Ranked 126th. 2 times more than Jamaica

Geography > Location Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
People > Age structure > 65 years and over 7.7%
Ranked 96th.
8.1%
Ranked 90th. 5% more than Jamaica

Crime > Prisoners 4,744 prisoners
Ranked 100th.
16,310 prisoners
Ranked 56th. 3 times more than Jamaica
Religion > Major religion(s) Christianity Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
Geography > Geographic location Caribbean Sea , Greater Antilles Maritime Southeast Asia
People > Death rate, crude > Per 1,000 people 6.61
Ranked 130th. 47% more than Singapore
4.5
Ranked 184th.

Cost of living > Prices at markets > Rice > White, 1kg $1.41
Ranked 8th.
$2.58
Ranked 22nd. 83% more than Jamaica
People > Population in 2015 2,748 thousand
Ranked 137th.
4,815 thousand
Ranked 117th. 75% more than Jamaica
Environment > Current issues heavy rates of deforestation; coastal waters polluted by industrial waste, sewage, and oil spills; damage to coral reefs; air pollution in Kingston results from vehicle emissions industrial pollution; limited natural fresh water resources; limited land availability presents waste disposal problems; seasonal smoke/haze resulting from forest fires in Indonesia
Environment > Climate change > CO2 emissions from electricity and heat production, total > Million metric tons 3.29
Ranked 95th.
29.24
Ranked 49th. 9 times more than Jamaica

Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 75.71
Ranked 102nd.
84.3
Ranked 10th. 11% more than Jamaica

Geography > Coastline 1,022 km
Ranked 85th. 5 times more than Singapore
193 km
Ranked 141st.

Economy > Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio 0.84
Ranked 30th.
0.91
Ranked 26th. 8% more than Jamaica

Energy > Oil > Production > Per capita 0.0
Ranked 18th.
2.16 bbl/day per 1,000 peopl
Ranked 72nd.

Economy > Tax > Highest marginal tax rate > Individual rate 25%
Ranked 58th. 25% more than Singapore
20%
Ranked 63th.

Economy > GDP > Purchasing power parity $24.69 billion
Ranked 118th.
$323.00 billion
Ranked 40th. 13 times more than Jamaica

Language > Major language(s) English (official), English patois English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
People > Age dependency ratio > Dependents to working-age population 0.63
Ranked 74th. 62% more than Singapore
0.39
Ranked 176th.

Military > Military service age and obligation 17 1/2 is the legal minimum age for voluntary military service; no conscription 18-21 years of age for male compulsory military service; 16 1/2 years of age for volunteers; 2-year conscript service obligation, with a reserve obligation to age 40 (enlisted) or age 50 (officers)
Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population 73.45 years
Ranked 112th.
82.14 years
Ranked 7th. 12% more than Jamaica

Education > Literacy > Female 91.6%
Ranked 68th. 2% more than Singapore
89.7%
Ranked 75th.

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 > Total 1.15 million
Ranked 145th.
2.98 million
Ranked 123th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Government > Capital city > Geographic coordinates 18 00 N, 76 48 W 1 17 N, 103 51 E
People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-64 55.98%
Ranked 117th. 14% more than Singapore
49.29%
Ranked 196th.

Government > International organization participation ACP, AOSIS, C, Caricom, CDB, CELAC, FAO, G-15, G-77, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITSO, ITU, LAES, MIGA, NAM, OAS, OPANAL, OPCW, Petrocaribe, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO ADB, AOSIS, APEC, ARF, ASEAN, BIS, C, CP, EAS, FATF, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC (national committees), ICRM, IDA, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNMIT, UPU, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
Economy > Human Development Index 0.738
Ranked 96th.
0.907
Ranked 25th. 23% more than Jamaica
Energy > Energy use > Kg of oil equivalent per capita 1,132.69
Ranked 80th.
6,452.33
Ranked 13th. 6 times more than Jamaica

Media > Broadcast media - state controls broadcast media; 8 domestic TV stations operated by MediaCorp which is wholly owned by a state investment company; broadcasts from Malaysian and Indonesian stations available; satellite dishes banned; multi-channel cable TV service available; a total of 18 domestic radio stations broadcasting with MediaCorp operating more than a dozen and another 4 stations are closely linked to the ruling party or controlled by the Singapore Armed Forces Reservists Association; many Malaysian and Indonesian radio stations are available
Transport > Airports 28
Ranked 122nd. 3 times more than Singapore
9
Ranked 157th.

Industry > Patent applications > Residents > Per capita 5.73 per 1 million people
Ranked 54th.
120.04 per 1 million people
Ranked 18th. 21 times more than Jamaica

Media > Internet > Users per 1000 560.58
Ranked 26th.
676.68
Ranked 14th. 21% more than Jamaica

People > Gender > Male population 1.02 million
Ranked 146th.
2.99 million
Ranked 117th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Industry 29.9%
Ranked 79th. 8% more than Singapore
27.8%
Ranked 94th.

Media > Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 96.54
Ranked 115th.
153.4
Ranked 24th. 59% more than Jamaica

Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 70.57
Ranked 92nd.
79.6
Ranked 9th. 13% more than Jamaica

People > Age distribution > Elderly dependency ratio 52.08%
Ranked 76th.
81.29%
Ranked 1st. 56% more than Jamaica

People > Sex ratio > At birth 1.05 male(s)/female
Ranked 104th.
1.07 male(s)/female
Ranked 14th. 2% more than Jamaica

Labor > Hours worked > Standard workweek 40 hours
Ranked 123th.
44 hours
Ranked 67th. 10% more than Jamaica
Media > Television receivers > Per capita 181.53 per 1,000 people
Ranked 78th.
350.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 42nd. 93% more than Jamaica

People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Percent 29.15%
Ranked 76th.
40.06%
Ranked 1st. 37% more than Jamaica

Background > Overview <p>Known for its strong sense of self identity expressed through its music, food and rich cultural mix, Jamaica&#039;s influence extends far beyond its shores.</p> <p>With luminaries such as the black nationalist Marcus Garvey and musician Bob Marley, Jamaicans are proud of their cultural and religious heritage. </p> <p>Jamaicans have migrated in significant numbers to the United States, Canada and Britain and their music stars are known around the globe. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18784061">Full Article</a> <p>Singapore is a hi-tech, wealthy city-state in south-east Asia, also known for the conservatism of its leaders and its strict social controls.</p> <p>The country comprises the main island - linked by a causeway and a bridge to the southern tip of Malaysia - and around 50 smaller islands. </p> <p>Once a colonial outpost of Britain, Singapore has become one of the world&#039;s most prosperous places - with glittering skyscrapers and a thriving port.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15961759">Full Article</a>
Economy > Gross National Income per capita $2,785.92
Ranked 64th.
$21,462.61
Ranked 18th. 8 times more than Jamaica
Economy > Inequality > GINI index 45.51
Ranked 8th. 7% more than Singapore
42.48
Ranked 21st.
People > Divorce rate 0.38 per 1,000 people
Ranked 27th.
0.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than Jamaica
Health > Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 134
Ranked 82nd. 19% more than Singapore
113
Ranked 132nd.
People > Age distribution > Population aged 65 or over > Total 598,267
Ranked 143th.
2.42 million
Ranked 102nd. 4 times more than Jamaica

People > Age distribution > Population aged 15-59 > Total 1.03 million
Ranked 145th.
2.62 million
Ranked 123th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Economy > Fiscal year 1 1
Government > Executive branch > Elections the monarchy is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch on the recommendation of the prime minister; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition in the House of Representatives is appointed prime minister by the governor general president elected by popular vote for six-year term; election last held on 27 August 2011 (next to be held by August 2017); following legislative elections, leader of majority party or leader of majority coalition usually appointed prime minister by president; deputy prime ministers appointed by president
Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > City centre $1,245.94
Ranked 6th.
$15,735.78
Ranked 3rd. 13 times more than Jamaica
Media > Radio > List of radio stations <p>Radio Jamaica Ltd (RJR) - operates RJR 94 FM; entertainment station FAME-FM; music-based Hitz 92</p> </p>Kool 97 - commercial</p> </p>NewsTalk 93 - commercial</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18784064">Full Article</a> <p>MediaCorp - operates more than a dozen stations including English-language news and talk station 938Live, music stations and Chinese, Malay and Indian services</p> </p>SPH Unionworks - operates English-language Hot FM and Kiss 92, Mandarin station UFM</p>
Crime > Murders > Per 100,000 people 55.2
Ranked 4th. 42 times more than Singapore
1.3
Ranked 112th.
Geography > Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Connecticut slightly more than 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Military > Armed forces personnel 3,000
Ranked 134th.
60,000
Ranked 57th. 20 times more than Jamaica
Crime > Auto theft 10
Ranked 9th.
20.6
Ranked 50th. 2 times more than Jamaica

Environment > Pollution perceptions > Water pollution 77.78
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Singapore
31.73
Ranked 48th.
People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Total 100,378
Ranked 146th.
201,743
Ranked 127th. Twice as much as Jamaica

Industry > Gross value added by construction 905.12 million
Ranked 118th.
11.39 billion
Ranked 41st. 13 times more than Jamaica

People > Nationality > Noun Jamaican(s) Singaporean(s)
Health > Infant mortality rate > Total 14.6 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 119th. 6 times more than Singapore
2.32 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 215th.

Crime > United States extradition treaties > Entered into force July 7, 1991 June 24, 1935<br>June 10, 1969
Economy > Currency > Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average $88.75
Ranked 53th. 71 times more than Singapore
$1.25
Ranked 144th.

Agriculture > Farm workers 218,000
Ranked 117th. 109 times more than Singapore
2,000
Ranked 185th.

Agriculture > Cultivable land > Hectares 174,000
Ranked 136th. 290 times more than Singapore
600
Ranked 194th.

Media > Internet > Users > Per capita 539.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 29th.
681.97 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 26% more than Jamaica

Religion > Islam > Percentage Muslim 0.2%
Ranked 143th.
16%
Ranked 65th. 80 times more than Jamaica
Labor > Labor force, total 1.24 million
Ranked 137th.
3.02 million
Ranked 103th. 2 times more than Jamaica

Energy > Electric power consumption > KWh 4.19 billion
Ranked 121st.
43.56 billion
Ranked 50th. 10 times more than Jamaica

People > Drinking water source > Improved > Total 93% of population
Ranked 63th.
100% of population
Ranked 4th. 8% more than Jamaica
Crime > Punishment > Maximum length of sentence None None
Economy > Budget > Expenditures $4.50 billion
Ranked 117th.
$37.83 billion
Ranked 5th. 8 times more than Jamaica

Economy > GDP > Per capita > PPP per thousand people $3.28
Ranked 66th.
$11.44
Ranked 35th. 3 times more than Jamaica

People > Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Total 719,415
Ranked 143th.
2.78 million
Ranked 105th. 4 times more than Jamaica

Agriculture > Agricultural growth per capita 96 Int. $
Ranked 118th.
144 Int. $
Ranked 5th. 50% more than Jamaica

Media > Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 44.12
Ranked 99th.
258.08
Ranked 28th. 6 times more than Jamaica

Energy > Gasoline > Pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter $1.20
Ranked 115th.
$1.68
Ranked 54th. 40% more than Jamaica

People > Marriage, divorce and children > Total divorces 2,409
Ranked 30th.
6,893
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Economy > Budget > Revenues > Per capita $1,334.53 per capita
Ranked 38th.
$5,883.74 per capita
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Jamaica

Agriculture > Products sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables; poultry, goats, milk; crustaceans, mollusks orchids, vegetables; poultry, eggs; fish, ornamental fish
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Chicken breasts > Skinless, boneless $8.91
Ranked 5th. 21% more than Singapore
$7.37
Ranked 50th.
Cost of living > Consumer price index > Plus rent 46.98
Ranked 4th.
99.01
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than Jamaica
Economy > GDP per capita > PPP > Current international $ 4,290.71 PPP $
Ranked 98th.
29,662.59 PPP $
Ranked 20th. 7 times more than Jamaica

Economy > Imports per capita $2,177.28
Ranked 94th.
$70,570.74
Ranked 1st. 32 times more than Jamaica

Military > Expenditures > Percent of GDP 0.6%
Ranked 87th.
4.9%
Ranked 15th. 8 times more than Jamaica
Education > Child care (preschool) > Duration 3
Ranked 69th. The same as Singapore
3
Ranked 25th.

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > Current US$ $1.16 billion
Ranked 64th.
$53.41 billion
Ranked 13th. 46 times more than Jamaica

People > Age distribution > Population aged 0-4 > Percent 4.89%
Ranked 130th. 46% more than Singapore
3.34%
Ranked 196th.

Military > Military expenditures 0.9% of GDP
Ranked 49th.
3.6% of GDP
Ranked 12th. 4 times more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Restaurant prices > McDonalds meal $5.99
Ranked 10th. 9% more than Singapore
$5.52
Ranked 91st.
Economy > Technology index 4.12
Ranked 48th.
5.11
Ranked 10th. 24% more than Jamaica
Geography > Total area > Sq. km 10,990
Ranked 155th. 16 times more than Singapore
700
Ranked 175th.

Agriculture > Agriculture, value added > Current US$ $848.02 million
Ranked 79th. 10 times more than Singapore
$88.24 million
Ranked 99th.

Geography > Area > Water 160 sq km
Ranked 137th. 16 times more than Singapore
10 sq km
Ranked 148th.

Health > HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 8.36 per 1,000 people
Ranked 41st. 9 times more than Singapore
0.98 per 1,000 people
Ranked 67th.

Religion > Seventh-day Adventist Membership 209,189
Ranked 22nd. 89 times more than Singapore
2,348
Ranked 126th.
Military > Military branches Jamaica Defense Force: Ground Forces, Coast Guard, Air Wing Singapore Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force (includes Air Defense)
Crime > Prisoners > Per capita 176 per 100,000 people
Ranked 43th.
388 per 100,000 people
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than Jamaica
Economy > Exports > Commodities alumina, bauxite, sugar, rum, coffee, yams, beverages, chemicals, wearing apparel, mineral fuels machinery and equipment (including electronics and telecommunications), pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, refined petroleum products
Agriculture > Arable land > Hectares per 1000 66.27 hectares
Ranked 147th. 471 times more than Singapore
0.141 hectares
Ranked 74th.

Energy > Electricity > Production 3.96 billion kWh
Ranked 83th.
44.41 billion kWh
Ranked 43th. 11 times more than Jamaica

Transport > Motor vehicles 85 motor vehicles per 100 p
Ranked 42nd.
158 motor vehicles per 100 p
Ranked 32nd. 86% more than Jamaica
Government > Country name > Conventional long form none Republic of Singapore
Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Industry 19%
Ranked 13th.
30.2%
Ranked 4th. 59% more than Jamaica
Geography > Population density > People per sq. km 245.11 people/m²
Ranked 40th.
6,301.6 people/m²
Ranked 4th. 26 times more than Jamaica

Economy > Big Mac Index $2.70
Ranked 20th. 23% more than Singapore
$2.20
Ranked 35th.
People > Marriage, divorce and children > Marriages 20,175
Ranked 34th.
27,936
Ranked 26th. 38% more than Jamaica

Agriculture > Produce > Food > Production index 99.4%
Ranked 144th. 42% more than Singapore
70.2%
Ranked 179th.

Cost of living > Clothing and shoe prices > Jeans > 1 pair of Levi 501s or equivalent $65.17
Ranked 6th.
$93.52
Ranked 36th. 44% more than Jamaica
People > Nationality > Adjective Jamaican Singapore
Transport > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 138.42
Ranked 22nd. 23% more than Singapore
112.68
Ranked 59th.

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Apartment purchase price per sqm > Outside city centre $427.39
Ranked 8th.
$8,901.84
Ranked 3rd. 21 times more than Jamaica
Health > Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 2.38 births per woman
Ranked 96th. 92% more than Singapore
1.24 births per woman
Ranked 171st.

Labor > Labor force > By occupation > Services 64%
Ranked 12th.
69.7%
Ranked 6th. 9% more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Groceries index 69.65
Ranked 6th.
88.16
Ranked 27th. 27% more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Restaurant prices > Restaurant index 54.09
Ranked 9th.
61.9
Ranked 47th. 14% more than Jamaica
Education > Secondary education > Teachers > Per capita 4.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 75th. 27% more than Singapore
3.83 per 1,000 people
Ranked 66th.
Crime > Assaults 421.9
Ranked 2nd. 29 times more than Singapore
14.6
Ranked 58th.
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Apple > 1kg $2.58
Ranked 9th.
$3.03
Ranked 43th. 17% more than Jamaica
Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion unimportant 29.5%
Ranked 48th. 2% more than Singapore
29%
Ranked 51st.
People > Age distribution > Population aged 5-14 > Percent 9.98%
Ranked 136th. 36% more than Singapore
7.31%
Ranked 196th.

Energy > Electricity > Consumption per capita 2,371.25 kWh
Ranked 54th.
7,668.31 kWh
Ranked 5th. 3 times more than Jamaica

People > Physicians density 0.41 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 39th.
1.92 physicians/1,000 population
Ranked 25th. 5 times more than Jamaica

Cost of living > Real estate prices > Rent per month > 1 bedroom apartment > City centre $424.74
Ranked 10th.
$2,662.04
Ranked 3rd. 6 times more than Jamaica
Transport > Highways > Total > Per capita 7.26 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th. 9 times more than Singapore
0.776 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 106th.
Industry > CO2 emissions from manufacturing industries and construction > Million metric tons 0.27
Ranked 129th.
27.02
Ranked 37th. 100 times more than Jamaica

Military > Manpower fit for military service > Males age 16-49 None None
People > Migration > Net migration rate -5.88 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 159th.
6.88 migrant(s)/1,000 populati
Ranked 16th.

Transport > Vehicles > Per km of road 23.56
Ranked 18th.
207.02
Ranked 2nd. 9 times more than Jamaica

Energy > Crude oil > Production 2,120 bbl/day
Ranked 104th.
20,170 bbl/day
Ranked 76th. 10 times more than Jamaica

Environment > Pollution perceptions > Air quality 27.27
Ranked 48th.
60.71
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than Jamaica
Economy > Central bank discount rate 2%
Ranked 93th. 7 times more than Singapore
0.27%
Ranked 136th.
Economy > Tourist arrivals 1.77 million
Ranked 63th.
7.78 million
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than Jamaica

Transport > Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 187.97
Ranked 20th. 26% more than Singapore
148.75
Ranked 65th.

Agriculture > Produce > Crop > Production index 98.8%
Ranked 142nd.
100%
Ranked 133th. 1% more than Jamaica

People > Child labor > Children ages 5-14 21.2
Ranked 25th.
29.4
Ranked 3rd. 39% more than Jamaica
Cost of living > Prices at markets > Potatoes > 1kg $1.71
Ranked 6th.
$2.14
Ranked 26th. 25% more than Jamaica
People > Age distribution > Population aged 80 or over > Percent 11.49%
Ranked 87th.
20.65%
Ranked 1st. 80% more than Jamaica

Economy > Development > Human Development Index 0.73
Ranked 86th.
0.895
Ranked 18th. 23% more than Jamaica

Military > Personnel 3,000
Ranked 144th.
167,000
Ranked 39th. 56 times more than Jamaica

Economy > Budget > Revenues per capita $1,336.81
Ranked 78th.
$5,883.74
Ranked 36th. 4 times more than Jamaica

Crime > Fear of crime > Feels safe walking alone > During the day 45.31
Ranked 84th.
87.5
Ranked 24th. 93% more than Jamaica

Crime > Perceived problems > Problem violent crimes including assault and armed robbery 75
Ranked 12th. 5 times more than Singapore
14.83
Ranked 86th.
Industry > Gross value added by manufacturing 1.17 billion
Ranked 120th.
53.77 billion
Ranked 28th. 46 times more than Jamaica

Environment > CO2 Emissions per 1000 3.93
Ranked 62nd.
14.86
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Jamaica
Economy > Tourism > International tourism, number of arrivals per capita 0.721
Ranked 59th.
2
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than Jamaica

Energy > Electricity production > KWh 5.14 billion
Ranked 117th.
46 billion
Ranked 54th. 9 times more than Jamaica

Background > Full name Jamaica Republic of Singapore
Religion > Christian > Mormon > Congregations 19
Ranked 66th. 73% more than Singapore
11
Ranked 78th.
Geography > Maritime claims > Territorial sea 12 nautical mile
Ranked 84th. 4 times more than Singapore
3 nautical mile
Ranked 184th.

Religion > Secularism and atheism > Population considering religion important 70%
Ranked 95th. The same as Singapore
70%
Ranked 94th.
Cost of living > Sports > Tennis court hire > 1 hour, weekend $23.23
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Singapore
$9.02
Ranked 100th.
Economy > GDP > Composition by sector > Services 63.5%
Ranked 67th.
72.8%
Ranked 19th. 15% more than Jamaica

Transport > Rail > Railway length 272 km
Ranked 123th. 36% more than Singapore
199.4 km
Ranked 128th.
Crime > Fear of crime > Worries about being attacked 66.18
Ranked 11th. 4 times more than Singapore
18.75
Ranked 87th.
Environment > Pollution perceptions > Drinking water pollution 55.56
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Singapore
20.19
Ranked 50th.
Economy > Debt > External > Per capita $3,473.58 per capita
Ranked 46th.
$5,620.46 per capita
Ranked 39th. 62% more than Jamaica