Performance Overview

SINGAPORE ranks just behind the leader in the NRI 2019. In fact, its overall score is only marginally lower than that of Sweden, and both countries can, for all intents and purposes, be regarded as equally ready for a global network economy in constant flux. Singapore is a top 10 country in all four pillars and is in the top position when it comes to the Impact pillar, where it does particularly well in terms of the impact of its readiness on the Economy (1st). The city-state  is also successful in the pillar related to Governance (6th), benefiting from high levels of Regulation
(5th) and Inclusion (2nd). Being on the forefront of Future Technologies (4th) contributes to a strong performance in the Technology (6th) pillar. Singapore does less well when it comes to the People (9th) pillar, where more could be done to boost ICT usage of Businesses (16th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
1. Mobile tariffs93.637
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)64.6127
3. Households with internet acccess97.586
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)1001
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)95.915
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user86.43
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purposen/an/a
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development1001
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property9.6615
1. Availability of latest technologies87.1115
2. Company investment in emerging technology76.7913
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products84.995
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population68.9610
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)27.2730
6. Robot density1001
1. Medium and high-tech industry1001
2. High-tech exports98.013
3. PCT patent applications41.2113
4. Labour productivity per employee89.642
1. Happiness69.130
2. Freedom to make life choices89.7320
3. Income inequalityn/an/a
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth1001
1. Access to basic services1001
2. Pollution85.8658
3. Road safety99.693
4. Reading proficiency in schools98.0211
5. Maths proficiency in schools95.384
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users87.2222
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions57.256
3. Use of virtual social networks79.219
5. Tertiary enrolment61.8413
5. Adult literacy rate95.9235
6. ICT skills57.7726
1. Firms with websiten/an/a
2. Internet shopping61.5822
3. Professionals51.8121
4. Technicians and associate professionals90.754
5. Extent of staff training84.236
6. R&D expenditure by businesses3416
1. Government online services98.462
2. Publication and use of open data52.6923
3.ICT use and government efficiency1001
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education80.748
1. Rule of law95.417
2. Software piracy rate83.7817
3. Secure Internet servers96.813
4. Cybersecurity96.386
5. Online trust and safety55.460
1. Regulatory quality98.362
2. Ease of doing business992
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models94.444
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection59.9138
6. ICT regulatory environment93.2525
1. E-Participation96.1813
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments90.7425
3. Availability of local online content90.827
4. Gender gap in internet use64.3632
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments98.862