Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Samoa instead of Liechtenstein, you would:

Health

live 7.9 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 95.9% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

spend 12.5% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

Life

have 96.2% more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.0% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 57.7% more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa compared to Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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