Comparing United States to American Samoa

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If you lived in American Samoa instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 84.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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American Samoa  AMERICAN SAMOA ($8,000.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in American Samoa, that number is $8,000.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. American Samoa GDP

LIVE 4.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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American Samoa  AMERICAN SAMOA (74.91 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 74.91.
Category: United States vs. American Samoa life expectancy

CONSUME 77.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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American Samoa  AMERICAN SAMOA (2,713 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In American Samoa, it is 2,713 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. American Samoa electricity consumption

BE 44.6% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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American Samoa  AMERICAN SAMOA (8.92 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, there are a total of 8.92 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. American Samoa infant mortality

BE 4.08 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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American Samoa  AMERICAN SAMOA (29.8% of people)
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That's 308.2% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in American Samoa 29.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. American Samoa unemployment rate

HAVE 70.4% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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American Samoa  AMERICAN SAMOA (22.87 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In American Samoa, however, there are a total of 22.87 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. American Samoa birth rate

SEE A 99.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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American Samoa  AMERICAN SAMOA (116km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while American Samoa has a total of 116 km.
Category: United States vs. American Samoa coastline

At a Glance: American Samoa

  • Land Area: ~199 sq km (United States is ~49,380 times bigger than American Samoa)
  • Population: ~55 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is American Samoa compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of American Samoa (199 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of American Samoa

American Samoa (sometimes abbreviated AS) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 199 sq km. Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).