Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.5 years less


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

Economy

make 48.0% less money


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

be 6.9 times more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

have 99.1% more children


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

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


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

Expenditures

spend 52.4% more on education


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

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

How big is Botswana 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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