Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 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 47.7% less money


Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) has a GDP per capita of $70,800, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 10.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

have 17.4% more children


In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), there are approximately 10.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 44.3% less likely to have internet access


In Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), approximately 98.3% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

Geography

see 85.4% less coastline


Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) has a total of 1,288 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 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)? 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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