Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 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 Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 36.3% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,800 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 26.4% 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 Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.1 children do as of 2020.

have 25.2% fewer children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bulgaria, there are 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 48.6% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Bulgaria, about 64.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 28.1% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Bulgaria spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 4.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Bulgaria 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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