Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Northern Mariana Islands, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 62.4% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 11.2%.

Life

be 12.4% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Northern Mariana Islands, on the other hand, 12.7 children do.

have 23.5% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Northern Mariana Islands, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 12.8 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 1,482 km.

Northern Mariana Islands: At a glance

Northern Mariana Islands (sometimes abbreviated CNMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 464 sq km. Under US administration as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific, the people of the Northern Mariana Islands decided in the 1970s not to seek independence but instead to forge closer links with the US. Negotiations for territorial status began in 1972. A covenant to establish a commonwealth in political union with the US was approved in 1975, and came into force on 24 March 1976. A new government and constitution went into effect in 1978.

How big is Northern Mariana 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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