Comparing United States to British Virgin Islands

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If you lived in British Virgin Islands instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 19.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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British Virgin Islands  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ($42,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in British Virgin Islands, that number is $42,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. British Virgin Islands GDP

LIVE 1.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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British Virgin Islands  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (78.29 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 78.29.
Category: United States vs. British Virgin Islands life expectancy

CONSUME 88.3% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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British Virgin Islands  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (1,423 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In British Virgin Islands, it is 1,423 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. British Virgin Islands electricity consumption

BE 2.18 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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British Virgin Islands  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (13.45 per 1000 infants)
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That's 118% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, there are a total of 13.45 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. British Virgin Islands infant mortality

BE 19.2% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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British Virgin Islands  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (8.7% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in British Virgin Islands 8.7% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. British Virgin Islands unemployment rate

HAVE 19.3% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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British Virgin Islands  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (10.83 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In British Virgin Islands, however, there are a total of 10.83 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. British Virgin Islands birth rate

SEE A 99.6% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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British Virgin Islands  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (80km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km.
Category: United States vs. British Virgin Islands coastline

At a Glance: British Virgin Islands

  • Land Area: ~151 sq km (United States is ~65,077 times bigger than British Virgin Islands)
  • Population: ~33 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is British Virgin Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of British Virgin Islands (151 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands (sometimes abbreviated BVI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 151 sq km. First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians, the Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672. The islands were part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands from 1872-1960; they were granted autonomy in 1967. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).