Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 21.3 years longer

In Gabon, the average life expectancy is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).


make 41.7% less money

Gabon has a GDP per capita of $19,200, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.


be 74.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Gabon, approximately 44.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 42.7% fewer children

In Gabon, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.7% less likely to have access to electricity

In Gabon, 89% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 34.9% less likely to have internet access

In Gabon, approximately 48.1% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.


see 86.9% less coastline

Gabon has a total of 885 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 Gabon? 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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