Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 11.3 years longer


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 11.6 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

Life

be 75.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 45.1% less children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Virgin Islands, about 54.8% do.

be 35.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Virgin Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

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 Tajikistan? 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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