Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 45.7% more money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 89.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

be 25.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

Life

be 20.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 28.5% less children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 92.4% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Virgin Islands. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this