Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in American Samoa instead of Saint Martin, you would:


make 42.0% less money

Saint Martin has a GDP per capita of $19,300, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

Basic Needs

be 8.9 times more likely to have internet access

In Saint Martin, approximately 3.5% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

be 35.2% less likely to have access to electricity

In Saint Martin, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).


see 96.9% more coastline

Saint Martin has a total of 59 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 Saint Martin? 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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