Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.7 years longer


In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 5.4 times more money


Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 4.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Virgin Islands, that number is 10.4%.

be 3.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line. In Virgin Islands, however, that number is 28.9%.

Life

be 54.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Vietnam, approximately 17.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 17.4% fewer children


In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Virgin Islands, there are 12.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 94.5% less coastline


Vietnam has a total of 3,444 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 Vietnam? 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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