Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.0 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Portugal, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 67.4% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

Life

be 61.9% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 54.1% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Portugal, 100% of the population do.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Geography

see 15.5 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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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