Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 2.8 times more likely to be obese

In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.


make 17.4% less money

Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

spend 17.4% more on taxes

Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.


have 21.4% more children

In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 41.7% more likely to die during childbirth

In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 13.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Samoa, that number is 99% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

be 37.2% less likely to have internet access

In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.


spend 24.1% more on healthcare

Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Ministry of Revenue, Samoa.


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