Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.1 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Slovenia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

be 36.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Slovenia, that number is 6.6%.

be 51.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Slovenia, however, that number is 13.9%.

Life

be 50.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Slovenia, on the other hand, 3.9 children do.

have 35.9% less children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Slovenia, there are 8.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.8% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Slovenia, about 75.5% do.

Geography

see 75.2% less coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Slovenia, that number is 47 km.

Slovenia: At a glance

Slovenia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 20,151 sq km. The Slovene lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the latter's dissolution at the end of World War I. In 1918, the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats in forming a new multinational state, which was named Yugoslavia in 1929. After World War II, Slovenia became a republic of the renewed Yugoslavia, which though communist, distanced itself from Moscow's rule. Dissatisfied with the exercise of power by the majority Serbs, the Slovenes succeeded in establishing their independence in 1991 after a short 10-day war. Historical ties to Western Europe, a strong economy, and a stable democracy have assisted in Slovenia's transformation to a modern state. Slovenia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2007.

How big is Slovenia 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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