Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 15.7 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 14.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

Life

be 83.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 41.5% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 6.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 8.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

be 90.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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