Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Germany, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 37.3% more money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000 as of 2016, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,800 as of 2017.

be 63.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Germany, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

be 42.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7% as of 2015.

Life

be 55.4% 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 Germany, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 28.9% fewer children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.4% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 64.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Germany, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 12.7 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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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