Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 19.2% more money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000 as of 2016, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 50.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In France, however, that number is 14.2% as of 2015.

Life

be 56.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 27.4% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 64.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 25.8 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

How big is France 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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