Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of Ecuador, you would:

Health

live 3.6 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.

Life

be 31.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 39.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 42.1% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

Geography

see 94.8% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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