Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.4 years less


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Guinea, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

be 90.6% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Guinea, that number is 2.8%.

make 82.1% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,000.

Life

have 79.1% more children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Guinea, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guinea, on the other hand, 50.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 55.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 26% of people on average (53% in urban areas, and 11% in rural areas).

be 68.7% less likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Guinea, about 9.8% do.

be 23.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In American Samoa, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Guinea, that number is 77% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

Guinea: At a glance

Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,717 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

How big is Guinea 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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