Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.4 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 56.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

be 20.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0%.

Life

have 53.9% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 59.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guam, on the other hand, 12.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 40.5% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

be 35.2% 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 Guam, that number is 59% of people on average (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Geography

see 33.2% less coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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