Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of American Samoa, you would:
live 0.8 years longer
In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
make 46.4% more money
American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in China, the GDP per capita is $16,400 as of 2020.
be 87.8% less likely to be unemployed
In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In China, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 32.8% less likely to die during infancy
In American Samoa, approximately 10.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 40.5% fewer children
In American Samoa, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In American Samoa, approximately 59% of the population has electricity access as of 2012. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access
In American Samoa, approximately 31.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In China, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
see 125.0 times more coastline
American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
How big is China compared to American Samoa? See an in-depth size comparison.