Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, you would:

Economy

be 104.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 0.1% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Geography

see 7.2 times more coastline


Cocos (Keeling) Islands has a total of 26 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 Cocos (Keeling) 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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