Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Samoa instead of Tuvalu, you would:

Health

live 7.1 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 50.0% more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

be 35.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

have 13.9% fewer children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% 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 36.1% less likely to have internet access


In Tuvalu, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 56.4% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 16.8 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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