Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in American Samoa instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 6.4 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In American Samoa, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in American Samoa, the GDP per capita is $11,200.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In American Samoa, that number is 29.8%.

Life

have 48.5% more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In American Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In American Samoa, on the other hand, 11.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.6% more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In American Samoa, about 31.3% do.

Geography

see 10.1% less coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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