Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.9 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 Cameroon, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 89.2% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 48.3% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 3.3 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cameroon, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.7 times more 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 Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 46.8% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Cameroon, about 23.2% do as of 2018.

be 23.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Cameroon, 76% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 5.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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