Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 60.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

make 26.6% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

Life

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 49.6% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

Geography

see 20.3% more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 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 Belgium? 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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