Singapore is a city-state.
- Most livable cities —
- Economist Intelligence Unit: World’s Most Livable Cities survey 2011: Singapore is ranked 4th on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Asia Most Livable City survey
- Singapore is ranked 1st in 201 on Gallup’s Potential Net Migration Index.
- Singapore is ranked No. 1 for Asian expatriates in 2010 on ECA International’s Location Ratings Survey.
- Singapore is ranked the 15th most liveable city worldwide in the Monocle liveable city index.
- FutureBrand: Country Brand Index 2009, ranked 13 out of 102 brands (ranked 4 in the Asia-Pacific region)
- Best Country Brand – Conferences, ranked 3 out of 102 brands
- Best Country Brand – Easiest to do Business in, ranked 1 out of 102 brands
- Best Country Brand – Ideal for Business, ranked 2 out of 102 brands
- Best Country Brand – Shopping, ranked 1 out of 102 brands
- Most expensive cities —
- Economist Intelligence Unit: Cost of Living Survey 2009, ranked 10 out of 140 cities in the world (ranked 3 in Asia)
- ECA International: Cost of Living Survey (June 2011), ranked 36 out of more than 390 locations in the world (ranked 6th in Asia)
- Mercer: Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2011, ranked 8 out of 143 countries
- Expatistan: Cost of life index for expats, June 2011, ranked 11 out of 137 cities
- Population of urban area: Ranked 63 (2011)
- Singapore ranked Asia’s top City of Opportunity and ninth amongst 26 cities worldwide by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Main article: Media of Singapore
- Singapore is Asia’s most “network ready” country.
- Economist Intelligence Unit: e-readiness 2008, ranked 6 out of 70 countries
- Singapore has the 2nd highest internet penetration in Asia-Pacific.
- Household broadband penetration rate as of December 2008: 99.9%
- International Press Institute (IPI): Accessible Government pilot project, ranked 2 out of 12 countries
- VISA: Online shopping survey 2009, ranked 1 in Asia-Pacific region
Main article: Demographics of Singapore
- CIA World Factbook: Total fertility rate 2011 estimate, ranked 220 out of 222 countries (1.11)
- The Gallup Organization: Potential Net Migration Index (PNMI), ranked 1 out of 135 countries
- Population density ranked 2 out of 241 countries
- United Nations: Population ranked 114 out of 221 countries
- United Nations: World Population Policies 2005 number of immigrants, ranked 22 out of 192 countries
Main article: Economy of Singapore
- In terms of net international investment position per capita, Singapore is rated the top country.
- Singapore is ranked No.1 worldwide for the ease of doing business by the World Bank for 2012, consecutively for 7 years.
- Singapore is ranked No.2 worldwide as the city with the best investment potential for 16 consecutive years.
- Singapore is ranked first for having the most open economy for international trade and investment.
- Singapore is the world’s easiest place to do business.
- Singapore is ranked the 3rd the most competitive country in the world.
- Singapore is the best business environment worldwide.
- Singapore is first in the world for having the best protection of intellectual property.
- The Economist: Quality-of-Life Index 2005, ranked 11 out of 111 countries
- External debt ranked 65 out of 202 countries
- Foreign exchange reserves ranked 8 out of 156 countries
- Nominal GDP —
- Nominal GDP growth rate 2007 estimate: ranked 37 out of 215 countries
- Nominal GDP per capita 2006 —
- Pacific Economic Cooperation Council: Index of Economic Integration 2009, ranked 1 out of 17 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies
- Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute: Linaburg–Maduell Transparency Index for third quarter of 2009, Temasek Holdings rated joint 1 with seven other sovereign wealth funds out of 45Singapore – Temasek Holdings score perfect 10, and Singapore – GIC score 6 out of 10.
- Unemployment rate ranked 6 with 1.6% unemployment
- United Nations: Human Development Index 2010, ranked 27 out of 172 countries
- The Wall Street Journal: Index of Economic Freedom 2008, ranked 2 out of 155 countries
- World Economic Forum: Enabling Trade Index 2009: ranked 1 out of 121 economies
- World Economic Forum: Global Competitiveness Index 2009–2010, ranked 3 out of 133 countries
- World Economic Forum: Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2009, ranked 10 out of 133 countries
- World Tourism Organization: World Tourism rankings, ranked 29 out of all countries
- World Bank: Ease of Doing Business Index 2011, ranked 1 out of 183 economies.
Main article: Education in Singapore
- Times Higher Education placed National University of Singapore (NUS) at number 29 among the top 100 universities in the world.
- Financial Times ranked National University of Singapore’s Executive MBA 11th Globally in 2009.
- In the QS.com Asian University Rankings 2011, National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked 28th globally while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ranked 58th position worldwide.
- CIA World Factbook: oil consumption 2009, ranked 21 out of 207 countries
- CIA World Factbook: oil imports 2007, ranked 8 out of 208 countries
See also: Water resources of Singapore
- CIA World Factbook: water resources (1975 figures), ranked 158 out of 174 countries
- New Economics Foundation: Happy Planet Index 2009, ranked 49 out of 143 countries
- US Department of Energy: CO2 emissions per capita 2004, ranked 23 out of 206 countries
Main article: Geography and climate of Singapore
- KOF (Konjunkturforschungsstelle), ETH Zurich: Index of Globalization 2010, ranked 17 out of 181 countries
- A.T. Kearney/Foreign Policy: Globalization Index 2006, ranked 1 out of 62 countries
- Singapore is ranked No. 2 in 2010 on World Health Organization’s World Health Statistic’s Infant Mortality Rate.
- Singapore is ranked 3 out of 55 on Health Infrastructure ranking in International Institute for Management Development’s (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010.
See also: Economy of Singapore
- Singapore is ranked 7th in the world and 2nd in Asia for having the most motivated workforce.
- Singapore is among the top 5 in Asia for the best skilled labour.
- Singapore’s labour regulations are the most business conducive in Asia.
- Singapore immigration laws for foreign talent highly-regarded for being business-centric.
Main article: Ministry of Defence (Singapore)
 Politics and law
Main article: Politics of Singapore
- Singapore is ranked 2nd behind Hong Kong for quality of Asian Judicial System.
- In 2010, Singapore was ranked in the last position among high-income countries for “fundamental rights” and “open government”, and in the first position for “access to civil justice” and “order and security” by the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index.
- Singapore is ranked the country with the least corrupt public sector.
- Freedom in the World 2010: ranked Singapore 5 out of 7 for political freedom, and 4 out of 7 for civil liberties (where 1 is the most free), with an overall ranking of “partly free”.
- The World Audit on corruption, democracy and freedom of press: ranked Singapore 1st for corruption (least corruption), 69th for democracy, and 111th for freedom of press.
- The Economist: Democracy Index 2007, ranked 82 out of 167 countries
- Reporters Without Borders: Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009: ranked 133 out of 175 countries
- Transparency International: Corruption Perceptions Index 2010, ranked joint 1st with Denmark and New Zealand out of 178 countries
- Caux Round Table: Social Achievement Capital 2009, ranked 14 out of 199 countries (ranked 1 in Asia)
- World Health Organization: Suicide rate ranked 48 out of 100 countries
- World Giving Index: ranked 91 out of 153 countries
Main article: Transport in Singapore
- Singapore Airlines —
- Condé Nast Traveler: 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, top global airline
- Official Airline Guide: 2009 Best Airline based in Asia, Best Europe to Asia/Australasia and Best Transpacific Airline
- Travel + Leisure: World’s Best Awards 2009, ranked World’s Best International Airline
- The Wall Street Journal Asia: Asia 200 Survey 2009, most-admired Singapore company
- Singapore Changi Airport —