Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 23.8% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200 as of 2016.

be 17.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8% as of 2005.

Life

have 57.5% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In American Samoa, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 40.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas) as of 2012.

be 13.1% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 92.4% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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