Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Romania 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 Romania, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


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

be 82.2% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Romania, that number is 5.3%.

Life

be 16.8% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Romania, on the other hand, 9.4 children do.

have 54.6% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Romania, there are 8.9 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 Romania, 100% of the population do.

be 90.1% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Romania, about 59.5% do.

Geography

see 94.0% more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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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