Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Hong Kong instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 8.4 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Hong Kong, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 5.8 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Hong Kong, the GDP per capita is $64,500 as of 2018.

be 89.6% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Hong Kong, that number is 3.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 72.7% 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 Hong Kong, on the other hand, 2.7 children do as of 2020.

have 52.8% fewer children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Hong Kong, there are 8.4 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 Hong Kong, 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 Hong Kong, about 89.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 6.3 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Hong Kong, that number is 733 km.

Hong Kong: At a glance

Hong Kong (sometimes abbreviated HK) is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,073 sq km. Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's socialist economic system would not be imposed on Hong Kong and that Hong Kong would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the subsequent 50 years.

How big is Hong Kong 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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