Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Samoa instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

live 9.0 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Samoa, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.9 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 39.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Samoa, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

pay a 22.9% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0% as of 2016.

make 84.8% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 85.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Samoa, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 71.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Samoa, on the other hand, 17.0 children do as of 2020.

have 36.2% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Samoa, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 28.1% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Samoa, about 33.6% do as of 2018.

be 44.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Samoa, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 36.1% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

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 Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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