Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Samoa instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

be 13.1 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

make 35.7% more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

spend 10.0% less on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

Life

be 71.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 36.0% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Samoa, it is 99.0%.

be 41.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 56.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Samoa, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 61.5% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

be 13.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Samoa, that number is 99% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 64.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 30.5% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa compared to Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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