Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 3.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 32.7% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.7% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Virgin Islands, about 64.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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