Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 19.2 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

Economy

be 36.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

make 81.6% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 26.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6%.

Life

have 3.5 times more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Angola, there are 44.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Angola, on the other hand, 67.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 67.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Virgin Islands, 91% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 76.3% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Angola, about 13.0% do.

be 51.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Geography

see 8.5 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Virgin 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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