Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.1 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 64 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 10.6 times more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 74.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

be 19.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

Life

be 78.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 37.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 46.4% less children


In Kenya, there are approximately 23.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, 20% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 7% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 91% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

be 58.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kenya, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Geography

see 64.9% less coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 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 Kenya? 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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