Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of American Samoa, you would:
live 1.3 years longer
In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
make 62.5% more money
American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 86.9% less likely to be unemployed
In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 15.2% more likely to die during infancy
In American Samoa, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 34.8% fewer children
In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
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 2016.
be 73.5% more likely to have internet access
In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
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.