Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 28.6% less money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $51,800, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.2% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

Geography

see 96.2% less coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 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 Iceland? 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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