Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of American Samoa, you would:
live 1.9 years longer
In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
make 77.7% more money
American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.
be 88.6% less likely to be unemployed
In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.
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 Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.
see 80.4 times more coastline
American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Mexico: At a glance
How big is Mexico compared to American Samoa? See an in-depth size comparison.