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On this page you can find summaries about Samoa’s population, media, and remittance information. Additionally, we provide useful links to compare money transfer options if you want to transfer money to Samoa whilst avoiding hefty fees, whether in person, via mobile, or online. Samoans living in Australia and New Zealand can experience noticeable differences in costs when sending cash to Samoa depending on the provider you choose, so as a 3rd party service our goal is to provide as much clarity as possible so that you can make an informed choice that suits your needs.

Capital City: Apia

Population: 197,097 (World Bank 2019)

Currency: Tala

Area: 2,831 km2


In 2016, 75,755 migrants of Samoan ancestry were living in Australia.

In 2018, 182,721 people of Samoan ethnicity were living in New Zealand.

Remittance Statistics

World Bank (2021)

Estimated global inbound remittances US$150m

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Embassies & Consulates in Australia:

High Commission of Samoa, Canberra

3 Darwin Avenue
Yarralumla ACT 2600

Ph: (+61) 2 6273 3033
Email: [email protected]

Website: http://samoa.embassy.gov.au