Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.0 years longer

In Romania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).


make 51.0% more money

Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 96.2% more likely to be unemployed

In Romania, 5.3% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

be 29.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.


be 16.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Romania, approximately 9.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 43.8% more children

In Romania, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.


see 16.4% less coastline

Romania has a total of 225 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 Romania? 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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