Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.6 years less


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Guinea, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 90.9% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Guinea, that number is 2.7% as of 2017.

make 80.4% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea, there are 36.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guinea, on the other hand, 52.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 43.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, approximately 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas) as of 2012. In Guinea, that number is 34% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 42.5% less likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guinea, about 18.0% do as of 2018.

be 20.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In American Samoa, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Guinea, 80% of people do as of 2017.

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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