Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 41.2% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.

Life

be 62.8% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 15.9% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 2526.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada 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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