Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Micronesia, Federated States of instead of American Samoa, you would:

Economy

be 45.6% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 16.2%.

make 69.6% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Micronesia, Federated States of, the GDP per capita is $3,400.

Life

be 75.2% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Micronesia, Federated States of, on the other hand, 19.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In American Samoa, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 89% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Geography

see 52.7 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 6,112 km.

Micronesia, Federated States of: At a glance

Micronesia, Federated States of is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 702 sq km. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The fifth, westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

How big is Micronesia, Federated States of 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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