Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 87.2% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 51.7% fewer children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

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 Germany, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 20.6 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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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