Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.7 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 28.9% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

Life

have 22.7% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 53.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.0% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

Geography

see 18.6% less coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda 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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