Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 21.8 years longer


In Lesotho, the average life expectancy is 53 years (53 years for men, 53 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 3.4 times more money


Lesotho has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2017, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2016.

Life

be 76.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Lesotho, approximately 41.5 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 23.3% fewer children


In Lesotho, there are approximately 23.2 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 98.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Lesotho, approximately 30% of people have electricity access (66% in urban areas, and 16% 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 27.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Lesotho, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In American Samoa, 100% of people do as of 2017.

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 Lesotho? 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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