Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

live 2.1 years less


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

be 58.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.

Life

have 48.5% more children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 39.6% less likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

Geography

see 38.1% more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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