Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

spend 50.0% more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

Life

have 77.4% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 55.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Samoa, that number is 99% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 58.6% less likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.8% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 30.1% less on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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