Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.0 years less


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

be 76.8% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

make 84.8% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

Life

have 69.9% more children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% less 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 Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 63.9% less likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 36.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In American Samoa, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Geography

see 51.7% less coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Togo. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this