Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of American Samoa, you would:
live 8.5 years longer
In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
make 4.7 times more money
American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 90.6% less likely to be unemployed
In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% as of 2017.
be 78.8% 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 Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
have 25.3% fewer children
In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
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 Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access
In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2018.
see 42.8 times more coastline
American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Iceland: At a glance
How big is Iceland compared to American Samoa? See an in-depth size comparison.