Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.6 years longer


In Sao Tome and Principe, the average life expectancy is 65 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 15.1 times more money


Sao Tome and Principe has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 46.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Sao Tome and Principe, 12.2% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

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


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

Life

be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 156.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Canada, 7.0 women do.

be 90.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 45.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 68.2% fewer children


In Sao Tome and Principe, there are approximately 32.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Sao Tome and Principe, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Sao Tome and Principe, approximately 25.8% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 43.2% more on education


Sao Tome and Principe spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 23.8% more on healthcare


Sao Tome and Principe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Canada, that number is 10.4% of GDP.

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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