Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.8 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Samoa, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700 as of 2017.

be 80.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Samoa, that number is 5.2% as of 2017.

pay a 80.0% higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 73.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Samoa, 43.0 women do as of 2017.

be 41.4% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Samoa, it is 99.1% as of 2018.

be 59.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Samoa, on the other hand, 17.0 children do as of 2020.

have 24.0% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Samoa, there are 19.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Samoa, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 25.8% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Samoa, about 33.6% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 78.9% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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