Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 40.0% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 10.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

be 33.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.9% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

Geography

see 15.7 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 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 Gibraltar? 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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