Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Marshall Islands instead of American Samoa, you would:

Economy

make 69.6% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Marshall Islands, the GDP per capita is $3,400.

be 20.8% more likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Marshall Islands, that number is 36.0%.

Life

have 24.5% more children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Marshall Islands, there are 24.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 70.8% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Marshall Islands, on the other hand, 19.3 children do.

Geography

see 3.2 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Marshall Islands, that number is 370 km.

Marshall Islands: At a glance

Marshall Islands (sometimes abbreviated RMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 181 sq km. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

How big is Marshall Islands 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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