Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.5 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 4.3 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 78.2% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 60.2% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

have 47.4% fewer children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Canada, 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 Canada, 100% of the population do.

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Geography

see 1742.1 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada 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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