Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 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 97.9% more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

Life

be 22.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 31.1% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

Geography

see 93.8% more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 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 Barbados? 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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