Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sao Tome and Principe instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

be 41.8% less likely to be obese


In Papua New Guinea, 21.3% of adults are obese. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 12.4% of people.

live 2.0 years less


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 65 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women).

Economy

make 13.5% less money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Sao Tome and Principe, the GDP per capita is $3,200.

be 4.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 12.2%.

be 78.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Papua New Guinea, 37.0% live below the poverty line. In Sao Tome and Principe, however, that number is 66.2%.

Life

be 27.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sao Tome and Principe, 156.0 women do.

be 16.7% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Sao Tome and Principe, it is 74.9%.

have 36.7% more children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Sao Tome and Principe, there are 32.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 24.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sao Tome and Principe, on the other hand, 45.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 3.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 59% of people on average (70% in urban areas, and 40% in rural areas).

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Sao Tome and Principe, about 25.8% do.

be 2.4 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 97% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 94% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 95.3% more on healthcare


Papua New Guinea spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sao Tome and Principe, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.9% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? 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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