Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 68.8% more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 96.6% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

Life

be 68.1% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 47.4% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Belarus, 100% of the population do.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus 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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