Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 3.3 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 63.1% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

have 19.9% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Geography

see 31.9% more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to American Samoa? 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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