Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 99.6% more likely to be obese


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 23.7% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

make 50.4% less money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

have 54.5% more children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 55.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 23.7% more 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 Samoa, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

be 43.2% less likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 29.3% less on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.3% less on healthcare


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

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 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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