Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years less


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

spend 15.6% less on taxes


Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

make 80.7% less money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 17.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Poland, approximately 4.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 59.9% less likely to have internet access


In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.3% less on education


Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% more on healthcare


Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.

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