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


live 5.1 years less

In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Tanzania, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.


be 91.3% less likely to be unemployed

In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Tanzania, that number is 2.6% as of 2022.

make 76.8% less money

American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2022.


have 2.1 times more children

In American Samoa, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Tanzania, there are 32.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In American Samoa, approximately 10.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 27.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In American Samoa, approximately 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 43% of people on average (77% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2021.

be 20.6% less likely to have internet access

In American Samoa, approximately 40.3% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Tanzania, about 32.0% do as of 2021.

be 27.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In American Samoa, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Tanzania, 72% of people do as of 2020.


see 12.3 times more coastline

American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Tanzania, that number is 1,424 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Tanzania: At a glance

Tanzania is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 885,800 sq km. Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule ended in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and popular opposition led to two contentious elections since 1995, which the ruling party won despite international observers' claims of voting irregularities. The formation of a government of national unity between Zanzibar's two leading parties succeeded in minimizing electoral tension in 2010.
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