Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 53.0% more money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600.

be 61.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Jersey, that number is 4.0%.

Life

be 51.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

Geography

see 62.8% less coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Jersey 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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