Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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 65.2% more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000 as of 2016.

be 36.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4% as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9% as of 2002.

Geography

see 71.5% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 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 Uruguay? 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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