Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Cote d'Ivoire, you would:

Health

live 20.4 years longer


In Cote d'Ivoire, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 9.5 times more money


Cote d'Ivoire has a GDP per capita of $3,900, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 37.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cote d'Ivoire, 46.3% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

be 10.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Cote d'Ivoire, 9.4% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

be 85.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Cote d'Ivoire, approximately 55.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 53.8% less children


In Cote d'Ivoire, there are approximately 27.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Cote d'Ivoire, 26% of people have electricity access (42% in urban areas, and 8% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Cote d'Ivoire, approximately 26.5% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

be 22.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cote d'Ivoire, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 63.5% less coastline


Cote d'Ivoire has a total of 515 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 Cote d'Ivoire? 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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