Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 17.1 years longer


In Sao Tome and Principe, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Sao Tome and Principe, 12.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 15.1 times more money


Sao Tome and Principe has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 48.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Sao Tome and Principe, 12.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 85.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sao Tome and Principe, 66.2% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 92.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 130.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 89.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 41.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

have 65.7% fewer children


In Sao Tome and Principe, there are approximately 29.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 29.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 966.9 times more coastline


Sao Tome and Principe has a total of 209 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada compared to Sao Tome and Principe? 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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