Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Seychelles, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Seychelles, the GDP per capita is $28,900.

be 86.2% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Seychelles, that number is 4.1%.

Life

be 11.5% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Seychelles, on the other hand, 10.0 children do.

have 30.1% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Seychelles, there are 13.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 64.4% 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 Seychelles, that number is 97% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 80.5% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Seychelles, about 56.5% do.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Seychelles, that number is 491 km.

Seychelles: At a glance

Seychelles is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 455 sq km. A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. President France-Albert RENE, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004. Vice President James Alix MICHEL took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term; he was reelected in May 2011.

How big is Seychelles 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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