Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


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

Economy

be 27.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.

be 64.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 58.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 28.1% less children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 47.1% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Geography

see 26.4 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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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