Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.6 years longer


In Guinea, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 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.

Economy

make 5.1 times more money


Guinea has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2016.

be 11.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Guinea, 2.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8% as of 2005.

Life

be 81.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Guinea, approximately 52.4 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.

have 50.7% fewer children


In Guinea, there are approximately 36.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In American Samoa, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 76.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guinea, approximately 34% of people have electricity access (82% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas) as of 2017. In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas) as of 2012.

be 73.9% more likely to have internet access


In Guinea, approximately 18.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do as of 2016.

be 25.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Guinea, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In American Samoa, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 63.7% less coastline


Guinea has a total of 320 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 224 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 Guinea? 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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