Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 91.1% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Tokelau, the GDP per capita is $1,000.

Basic Needs

be 92.3% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Tokelau, about 60.2% do.

Geography

see 12.9% less coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Tokelau, that number is 101 km.

Tokelau: At a glance

Tokelau is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12 sq km. Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referenda held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval.

How big is Tokelau 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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