Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of Uganda, you would:

Health

live 17.5 years longer


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.

Life

be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

have 54.3% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, 22% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 26.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In American Samoa, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 31.8% less likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 45.9% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

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 Uganda? 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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