How to compare string and number in Python?

Objects of different types except numbers are ordered by their type names; objects of the same types that don’t support proper comparison are ordered by their address. When you order two strings or two numeric types the ordering is done in the expected way (lexicographic ordering for string, numeric ordering for integers).

When you order a numeric and a non-numeric type, the numeric type comes first.

If you have a number in a str object, you can simply convert it to a float or an int using their respective constructors. For example,

i = 100
j = "12"
int_j = int(j)
print(int_j < i)

This will give the output: