Comparing countries

Exercise

Go to the United Nations site. Select a country grouping (for example 'All countries'), then select up to six individual countries that you would like to compare. The next step is to choose a category (population, economy, health, technology or environment), and when you have done that, you will get a list of statistics to choose from.

Our suggestions for statistics you could compare:

- population in 2050 (category: POPULATION)
- poverty rate (category: ECONOMY)
- infant mortality rate (category: HEALTH)
- internet users (category: TECHNOLOGY)
- threatened species (category: ENVIRONMENT)

Make a note of any information you find interesting or surprising.