Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 3.2 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600.

be 84.9% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 11.5% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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