Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.4 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 Belarus, that number is 74 years (68 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 72.4% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Belarus, that number is 0.8% as of 2017.

make 44.7% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 68.2% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

have 14.4% fewer children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Belarus, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 81.5% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Belarus, about 79.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Belarus spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus 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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