Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.8 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

make 77.6% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

be 45.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

have 14.0% more children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 87.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.6% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.1% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 83.8% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? 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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