Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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 Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 55.5% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 48.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Samoa, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

have 18.1% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 48.3% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Samoa, about 33.6% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 20.6% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Paraguay? 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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