Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Indonesia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.

Life

be 50.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Indonesia, approximately 22.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 21.0% more children


In Indonesia, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 23.2% more likely to have internet access


In Indonesia, approximately 25.4% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

be 14.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Indonesia, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 27.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Indonesia, 81% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 99.8% less coastline


Indonesia has a total of 54,716 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 Indonesia? 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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