Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of Micronesia, Federated States of, you would:

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Micronesia, Federated States of has a GDP per capita of $3,400, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

be 84.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Micronesia, Federated States of, 16.2% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.

Life

be 42.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 19.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 98.1% less coastline


Micronesia, Federated States of has a total of 6,112 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 Micronesia, Federated States of? 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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