Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 78.2% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

make 12.5% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

Life

be 65.5% more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

have 15.3% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 66.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 63.9% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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