Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.8 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

spend 43.2% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

make 88.7% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

have 2.4 times more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 5.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 67.2% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.3% less on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 36.3% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 83.1% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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