Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.4 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 5.1 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600 as of 2016.

be 86.6% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Jersey, that number is 4.0% as of 2015.

Life

be 63.6% 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 Jersey, on the other hand, 3.6 children do as of 2020.

have 28.7% fewer children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Jersey, there are 12.7 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 Jersey, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 90.4% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Jersey, about 59.6% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 39.7% less coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey 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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