Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.9 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 22.8% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,400 as of 2017.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0% as of 2014.

Life

have 38.7% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 74.3% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 76.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 91.2% more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to British Virgin Islands? 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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