Comparing United States to Samoa

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


MAKE 88.3% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Samoa  SAMOA ($6,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Samoa, that number is $6,200.00 per capita.
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LIVE 6.4 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Samoa  SAMOA (73.21 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73.21.
Category: United States vs. Samoa life expectancy

CONSUME 95.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Samoa  SAMOA (569 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Samoa, it is 569 kWh per capita.
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BE 3.32 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Samoa  SAMOA (20.50 per 1000 infants)
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That's 232.3% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, there are a total of 20.50 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Samoa infant mortality

HAVE 58.6% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Samoa  SAMOA (21.29 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Samoa, however, there are a total of 21.29 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Samoa birth rate

SEE A 98% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Samoa  SAMOA (403km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Samoa has a total of 403 km.
Category: United States vs. Samoa coastline

At a Glance: Samoa

  • Land Area: ~3 thousand sq km (United States is ~3,471 times bigger than Samoa)
  • Population: ~197 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

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

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Samoa (2,831 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Samoa

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,831 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

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