Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.6 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Virgin Islands, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 23.6% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000 as of 2016.

be 65.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4% as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9% as of 2002.

Life

have 18.6% more children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 72.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 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 29.3% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Virgin Islands, about 64.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 99.9% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? 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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