(something) is many times (more) than (something)

You probably know that you can use the word "twice" to talk about a value that is double some other value:

I'm almost twice as heavy as she is.

When one value is 3x, 4x, 5x another value, you can say this:

The average salary in Singapore is five times the average in my country.

The phrase "many times ___" can be used to talk about a number that is even higher:

You're many times more likely to die in a car accident than in a terrorist attack in this part of the world.

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