Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 61.5% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2016.

be 8.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8% as of 2005.

Life

be 13.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Malaysia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In American Samoa, 59% of the population do as of 2012.

be 61.5% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 97.5% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 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 Malaysia? 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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