Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Togo instead of Panama, you would:


be 63.0% less likely to be obese

In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

be 2.1 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Panama, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

live 13.4 years less

In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).


make 93.3% less money

Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

be 25.5% more likely to be unemployed

In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.


be 32.9% less likely to be literate

In Panama, the literacy rate is 95.0%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

have 86.0% more children

In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 4.3 times more likely to die during infancy

In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.3% less likely to have access to electricity

In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 79.1% less likely to have internet access

In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 33.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Panama, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).


spend 35.0% less on healthcare

Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Togo, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

spend 59.4% more on education

Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.


see 97.8% less coastline

Panama has a total of 2,490 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo compared to Panama? 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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