Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.4 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 6.5 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

Life

be 34.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 11.3% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

be 22.8% less likely to have internet access


In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

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 Moldova? 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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