Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 90.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 80.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

make 48.9% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

Life

be 54.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 19.5% less children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.7% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus 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.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Belarus. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this