Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 10.5 years longer


In Belize, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 4.5 times more money


Belize has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 29.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belize, 41.0% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

Life

be 58.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Belize, approximately 18.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 46.7% less children


In Belize, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.9% more likely to have internet access


In Belize, approximately 44.6% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

Geography

see 51.3% less coastline


Belize has a total of 386 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 Belize? 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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