Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Isle of Man, you would:


live 1.9 years less

In Isle of Man, the average life expectancy is 81 years (80 years for men, 83 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).


make 56.3% less money

Isle of Man has a GDP per capita of $84,600, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 9.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Isle of Man, 1.1% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.


have 16.4% more children

In Isle of Man, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 97.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Isle of Man, approximately 4.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.


see 17.5% more coastline

Isle of Man has a total of 160 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 Isle of Man? 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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