Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.1 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Denmark, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Denmark, the GDP per capita is $49,900.

be 80.5% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Denmark, that number is 5.8%.

Life

be 64.6% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Denmark, on the other hand, 4.0 children do.

have 46.4% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Denmark, there are 10.5 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 Denmark, 100% of the population do.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Denmark, about 97.0% do.

Geography

see 63.1 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Denmark, that number is 7,314 km.

Denmark: At a glance

Denmark is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,434 sq km. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

How big is Denmark 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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