Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Wallis and Futuna instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 5.4 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 70.5% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 8.8% as of 2013.

make 66.1% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Wallis and Futuna, the GDP per capita is $3,800 as of 2004.

Life

be 57.6% 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 Wallis and Futuna, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.

have 28.7% fewer children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Wallis and Futuna, there are 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 29.4% less likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Wallis and Futuna, about 22.1% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 11.2% more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Wallis and Futuna, that number is 129 km.

Wallis and Futuna: At a glance

Wallis and Futuna is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 142 sq km. The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

How big is Wallis and Futuna 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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