United States compared to Sao Tome and Principe

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make 94.2% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe ($3,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Sao Tome and Principe, the GDP per capita is $3,300.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - GDP Per Capita

live 14.9 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe (64.9 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Sao Tome and Principe, the average life expectancy is 64.9 years.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - Life Expectancy

consume 97.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe (329 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 329 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - Electricity Consumption

have 2.7 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe (33.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - Birth Rate

be 4.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe (66.2% of people - 2009 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 66.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - Poverty Line

be 8 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe (46.6 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Sao Tome and Principe, on the other hand, 46.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - Infant Mortality

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe (13.5% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 13.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - Unemployment

see 99% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe (209 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 209 km.
Category: United States vs. Sao Tome and Principe - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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.

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