Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha instead of South Africa, you would:

Health

live 15.2 years longer


In South Africa, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 49.1% less likely to be unemployed


In South Africa, 27.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, that number is 14.0% as of 1998.

Life

be 56.8% less likely to die during infancy


In South Africa, approximately 27.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, on the other hand, 12.0 children do as of 2020.

have 51.0% fewer children


In South Africa, there are approximately 19.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, there are 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 58.9% less likely to have internet access


In South Africa, approximately 56.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, about 23.1% do as of 2016.

Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha: At a glance

Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 122 sq km. Saint Helena is a British Overseas Territory consisting of Saint Helena and Ascension Islands, and the island group of Tristan da Cunha.

How big is Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha compared to South Africa? 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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