Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 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 3.2 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

be 51.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 28.5% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% 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 91.6% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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