Education of Singapore
Adult literacy rate in Singapore is 96.8%. Male literacy is 98.6%. Female literacy is 95%. Therefore, male literacy and female literacy differ by 3.6%. Government expenditure on education is 3% of GDP. The education index of Singapore is 0.768 - formal education levels are high, secondary education is a standard for most of the population; higher education is highly available and widespread due to the fact that graduates are economically demanded, and in many such countries having a higher education is also becoming a default option. People in Singapore speak the English, Tamil, Malay, and Standard Mandarin languages.
In Singapore, around 1% of the population or 4,822,865 people speak English. 2,020,320 of Singapore's population call English their first language. 2,802,545 of Singapore's population use English as either foreign or second language.