Quality of life comparison
If you lived in American Samoa instead of France, you would:
live 7.4 years less
In France, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In American Samoa, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
make 74.6% less money
France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2016.
be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8% as of 2005.
have 49.6% more children
In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In American Samoa, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In France, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 9.9 children do as of 2020.
be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In France, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In American Samoa, 59% of the population do as of 2012.
be 61.8% less likely to have internet access
In France, approximately 82.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do as of 2016.
see 97.6% less coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In American Samoa, that number is 116 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
American Samoa: At a glance
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