Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.0 years less


In Netherlands, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Samoa, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Netherlands, 20.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 48.1% lower top tax rate


Netherlands has a top tax rate of 52.0% as of 2016. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0% as of 2016.

make 89.4% less money


Netherlands has a GDP per capita of $53,900 as of 2017, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 78.2% more children


In Netherlands, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Netherlands, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Samoa, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 4.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Netherlands, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Samoa, on the other hand, 17.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 64.5% less likely to have internet access


In Netherlands, approximately 94.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Samoa, about 33.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 25.5% less on education


Netherlands spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 10.6% less coastline


Netherlands has a total of 451 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

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 Netherlands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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