Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Togo instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

be 64.6% less likely to be obese


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 23.7% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 10.1 years less


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

be 63.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

make 85.2% less money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 64.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 78.2% less likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 33.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


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

Expenditures

spend 12.1% less on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.5% less on healthcare


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Togo, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 33.3% less coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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