Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 34.9% more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

be 5.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Philippines, 5.7% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.

Life

be 47.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 17.3% less children


In Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Philippines, 88% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 43.6% less likely to have internet access


In Philippines, approximately 55.5% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 199 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 Philippines? 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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