Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.2 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 8.4 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 92.6% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 76.8% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 50.0% fewer children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, approximately 59% of the population has electricity access as of 2012. In Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 66.4% more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

How big is Singapore 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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