Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.6 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 4.0 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 71.1% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.

Life

be 77.9% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

have 45.4% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Finland, there are 10.7 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 Finland, 100% of the population do.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Finland, about 87.7% do.

Geography

see 10.8 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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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