Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years less


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Estonia, 21.2% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

make 82.1% less money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

spend 35.0% more on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 66.3% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.5% less on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% more on healthcare


Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 89.4% less coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 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 Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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