Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.5 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 48.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.

make 32.1% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 3.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 11.0 children do as of 2020.

have 10.5% fewer children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 49.6% less likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 39.6% less on education


Australia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? 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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