Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 23.4 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 7.8 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

spend 55.0% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

Life

be 94.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 4.4 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Samoa, it is 99.0%.

be 78.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

have 42.7% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Samoa, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 5.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

be 94.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Samoa, that number is 99% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 41.4% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 100.0% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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