Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 12.0% more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

Life

have 12.0% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

be 83.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 40.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% 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 93.4% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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