Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 52.7% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 50.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

be 17.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 24.7% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 23.0% less likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

Geography

see 16.8% more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 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 Brunei? 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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