Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 34.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

make 17.8% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

Life

be 45.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Portugal, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

have 29.7% less children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.5% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Portugal, about 70.4% do.

Geography

see 9.5 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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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