Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 28.6% more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 32.9% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 32.1% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 67.4% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

Geography

see 36.2% more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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