Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.4 years longer


In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 37.5% more money


Turkey has a GDP per capita of $26,900, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 32.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

Life

be 55.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Turkey, approximately 17.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 18.5% fewer children


In Turkey, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 97.4% less coastline


Turkey has a total of 7,200 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 Turkey? 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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