Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

live 14.1 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 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

be 34.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9% as of 2002.

be 20.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 87.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

have 60.6% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Virgin Islands, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Virgin Islands, about 64.4% do as of 2018.

be 46.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Virgin Islands, 99% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 36.5% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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