Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Guam instead of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, you would:

Health

live 3.0 years less


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 67.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, 14.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1998. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, there are approximately 9.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guam, about 80.5% do as of 2018.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam compared to Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha? 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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