Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of Christmas Island, you would:

Basic Needs

be 12.6% less likely to have internet access


In Christmas Island, approximately 35.8% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

Geography

see 16.5% less coastline


Christmas Island has a total of 139 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 199 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 Christmas Island? 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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