Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.3 years longer


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

Economy

make 36.3% more money


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

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

be 71.9% less likely to die during infancy


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

Basic Needs

be 98.4% more likely to have internet access


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

Geography

see 16.9% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium 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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