Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.9 years less


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Tanzania, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 65.4% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Tanzania, that number is 10.3% as of 2014.

make 71.4% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Tanzania, the GDP per capita is $3,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 94.4% more children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Tanzania, there are 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Tanzania, on the other hand, 36.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 44.1% 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 2012. In Tanzania, that number is 33% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 20.1% less likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Tanzania, about 25.0% do as of 2018.

be 31.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In American Samoa, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Tanzania, 68% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 12.3 times more coastline


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

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.

How big is Tanzania 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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