Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Barbados instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Barbados, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 67.0% more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Barbados, the GDP per capita is $18,700.

be 64.8% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Barbados, that number is 10.5%.

Life

have 40.3% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Barbados, there are 11.7 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 Barbados, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Barbados, about 79.5% do.

Geography

see 16.4% less coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Barbados, that number is 97 km.

Barbados: At a glance

Barbados is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 430 sq km. The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century. The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance.

How big is Barbados 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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