Comparing United States to Sao Tome and Principe

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MAKE 95.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE ($2,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Sao Tome and Principe, that number is $2,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe GDP

LIVE 15.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (64.22 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Sao Tome and Principe, the average life expectancy is 64.22.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe life expectancy

CONSUME 98.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (147 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Sao Tome and Principe, it is 147 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe electricity consumption

BE 66.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 1%.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe AIDS percentage

BE 7.97 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (49.16 per 1000 infants)
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That's 696.8% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Sao Tome and Principe, on the other hand, there are a total of 49.16 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe infant mortality

HAVE 2.62 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (35.12 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 161.7% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Sao Tome and Principe, however, there are a total of 35.12 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe birth rate

BE 4.38 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (66.2% of people)
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That's 338.4% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Sao Tome and Principe, 66.2% are.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe poverty

SEE A 99% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Sao Tome and Principe  SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE (209km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Sao Tome and Principe has a total of 209 km.
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At a Glance: Sao Tome and Principe

  • Land Area: ~964 sq km (United States is ~10,194 times bigger than Sao Tome and Principe)
  • Population: ~190 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Sao Tome and Principe compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Sao Tome and Principe (964 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Sao Tome and Principe

Sao Tome and Principe is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 964 sq km. Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands' sugar-based economy gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century - all grown with African plantation slave labor, a form of which lingered into the 20th century. While independence was achieved in 1975, democratic reforms were not instituted until the late 1980s. The country held its first free elections in 1991, but frequent internal wrangling between the various political parties precipitated repeated changes in leadership and two failed coup attempts in 1995 and 2003. In 2012, three opposition parties combined in a no confidence vote to bring down the majority government of former Prime Minister Patrice TROVOADA. The new government of Prime Minister Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira DA COSTA is entirely composed of opposition party members with limited experience in governance. New oil discoveries in the Gulf of Guinea may attract increased attention to the small island nation.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).