Quality of life comparison
If you lived in American Samoa instead of Iceland, you would:
live 8.3 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In American Samoa, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022.
make 78.6% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2016.
be 8.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8% as of 2005.
have 28.9% more children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In American Samoa, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 1.6 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 10.1 children do as of 2022.
be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Iceland, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In American Samoa, 59% of the population do as of 2012.
be 68.7% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In American Samoa, about 31.0% do as of 2020.
see 97.7% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 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
How big is American Samoa compared to Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.