Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 2.7 times more money

Albania has a GDP per capita of $12,500, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 79.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Albania, 14.0% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.


have 15.9% fewer children

In Albania, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 17.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Albania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 34.3% less likely to have internet access

In Albania, approximately 66.4% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.


spend 80.0% more on education

Albania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.


see 77.9% less coastline

Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 80 km.

British Virgin Islands: At a glance

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.

How big is British Virgin Islands compared to Albania? 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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