Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Samoa instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 5.4 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 84.6% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

have 59.4% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 46.4% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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