Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in American Samoa instead of Trinidad and Tobago, you would:


make 64.3% less money

Trinidad and Tobago has a GDP per capita of $31,400, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed

In Trinidad and Tobago, 4.5% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.


be 49.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 22.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 54.3% more children

In Trinidad and Tobago, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 40.9% less likely to have access to electricity

In Trinidad and Tobago, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 54.8% less likely to have internet access

In Trinidad and Tobago, approximately 69.2% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.


see 68.0% less coastline

Trinidad and Tobago has a total of 362 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 Trinidad and Tobago? 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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