Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.5 years longer


In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 92.1% more money


Botswana has a GDP per capita of $17,800, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 85.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Botswana, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

Life

be 59.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Botswana, approximately 29.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 49.8% less children


In Botswana, there are approximately 22.1 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.7% more likely to have internet access


In Botswana, approximately 39.4% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.4% less on education


Botswana spends 9.6% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Botswana? 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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