Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.9 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 Bahamas, The, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Bahamas, The, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 33.3% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bahamas, The, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 95.0% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Bahamas, The, about 85.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 44.3 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Bahamas, The, that number is 3,542 km.

Bahamas, The: At a glance

Bahamas, The is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 10,010 sq km. Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.

How big is Bahamas, The 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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