Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha instead of Laos, you would:

Health

live 14.3 years longer


In Laos, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 20.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Laos, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, that number is 14.0% as of 1998.

Life

be 73.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Laos, approximately 45.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, on the other hand, 12.0 children do as of 2020.

have 58.0% fewer children


In Laos, there are approximately 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 21.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Laos, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha: At a glance

Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 122 sq km. Saint Helena is a British Overseas Territory consisting of Saint Helena and Ascension Islands, and the island group of Tristan da Cunha.

How big is Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha compared to Laos? 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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