Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

make 61.1% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 92.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 38.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

Geography

see 16.0% less coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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