Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.6 years longer


In Solomon Islands, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Virgin Islands, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 16.8 times more money


Solomon Islands has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000 as of 2016.

Life

be 44.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Solomon Islands, approximately 13.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.

have 48.7% fewer children


In Solomon Islands, there are approximately 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Solomon Islands, approximately 48% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Virgin Islands, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 5.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Solomon Islands, approximately 11.9% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Virgin Islands, about 64.4% do as of 2018.

be 34.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Solomon Islands, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Virgin Islands, 99% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 96.5% less coastline


Solomon Islands has a total of 5,313 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 Solomon Islands? 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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