Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Virgin Islands instead of Saint Lucia, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Saint Lucia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Saint Lucia has a GDP per capita of $14,400, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 48.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Lucia, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

be 27.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Saint Lucia, approximately 10.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

Geography

see 19.0% more coastline


Saint Lucia has a total of 158 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 Saint Lucia? 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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