Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


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

Economy

make 28.1% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Cayman Islands, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 37.9% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cayman Islands, that number is 4.0%.

Life

be 51.2% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cayman Islands, on the other hand, 5.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 81.2% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Cayman Islands, about 79.0% do.

Geography

see 100.0% more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Cayman Islands, that number is 160 km.

Cayman Islands: At a glance

Cayman Islands is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 264 sq km. The Cayman Islands were colonized from Jamaica by the British during the 18th and 19th centuries and were administered by Jamaica after 1863. In 1959, the islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies. When the Federation dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

How big is Cayman Islands 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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