Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.9 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Life

have 48.8% more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.6% less likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

Geography

see 97.5% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 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 Italy? 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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