Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Northern Mariana Islands instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 33.8% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Northern Mariana Islands, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

Life

have 17.2% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Northern Mariana Islands, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 60.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Northern Mariana Islands, on the other hand, 12.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.2% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Northern Mariana Islands, about 30.6% do.

Geography

see 7.9 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 1,482 km.

Northern Mariana Islands: At a glance

Northern Mariana Islands (sometimes abbreviated CNMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 464 sq km. Under US administration as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific, the people of the Northern Mariana Islands decided in the 1970s not to seek independence but instead to forge closer links with the US. Negotiations for territorial status began in 1972. A covenant to establish a commonwealth in political union with the US was approved in 1975, and came into force on 24 March 1976. A new government and constitution went into effect in 1978.

How big is Northern Mariana Islands 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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