Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.4 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In American Samoa, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 67.3% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2016.

be 10.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8% as of 2005.

Life

have 60.4% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In American Samoa, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 28.2% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 45.0% more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In American Samoa, that number is 116 km.

American Samoa: At a glance

American Samoa (sometimes abbreviated AS) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 224 sq km. Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.

How big is American Samoa compared to British Virgin Islands? 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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