Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Algeria, the average life expectancy is 77 years (76 years for men, 78 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Algeria has a GDP per capita of $15,200, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 11.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Algeria, 11.7% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

be 25.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Algeria, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

Life

be 59.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Algeria, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 42.3% less children


In Algeria, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 27.7% more likely to have internet access


In Algeria, approximately 42.9% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

be 19.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Algeria, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 81.2% less coastline


Algeria has a total of 998 km of coastline. In Virgin Islands, that number is 188 km.

Virgin Islands: At a glance

Virgin Islands (sometimes abbreviated USVI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 346 sq km. The Danes secured control over the southern Virgin Islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, and Saint Croix during the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sugarcane, produced by African slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish holdings, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848.

How big is Virgin Islands compared to Algeria? 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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