Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sao Tome and Principe instead of Cambodia, you would:

Health

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 12.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 20.0% less money


Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Sao Tome and Principe, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

be 40.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 12.2% as of 2017.

be 4.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Sao Tome and Principe, however, that number is 66.2% as of 2009.

Life

be 18.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sao Tome and Principe, 130.0 women do as of 2017.

be 15.3% more likely to be literate


In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Sao Tome and Principe, it is 92.8% as of 2018.

have 39.4% more children


In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sao Tome and Principe, there are 29.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 36.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Cambodia, approximately 50% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 68% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 22% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 20.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cambodia, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 25.2% less likely to have internet access


In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sao Tome and Principe, about 29.9% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Sao Tome and Principe spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 52.8% less coastline


Cambodia has a total of 443 km of coastline. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 209 km.

Sao Tome and Principe: At a glance

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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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