Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Central African Republic instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 25.0 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 Central African Republic, that number is 54 years (53 years for men, 56 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 98.0% less money


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

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Central African Republic, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

Life

have 3.0 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Central African Republic, there are 33.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 7.3 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 Central African Republic, on the other hand, 80.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 90.0% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Central African Republic, about 4.3% do as of 2018.

be 31.5% 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 Central African Republic, 68% of people do as of 2015.

Expenditures

spend 62.5% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Central African Republic spends 1.2% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Central African Republic: At a glance

Central African Republic is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 622,984 sq km. The former French colony of Ubangi-Shari became the Central African Republic upon independence in 1960. After three tumultuous decades of misrule - mostly by military governments - civilian rule was established in 1993 and lasted for one decade. In March, 2003 President Ange-Felix PATASSE was deposed in a military coup led by General Francois BOZIZE, who established a transitional government. Elections held in 2005 affirmed General BOZIZE as president; he was reelected in 2011 in voting widely viewed as flawed. The government still does not fully control the countryside, where pockets of lawlessness persist. The militant group the Lord's Resistance Army continues to destabilize southeastern Central African Republic, and several rebel groups joined together in early December 2012 to launch a series of attacks that left them in control of numerous towns in the northern and central parts of the country. The rebels - who are unhappy with BOZIZE's government - participated in peace talks in early January 2013 which resulted in a coalition government including the rebellion's leadership. In March 2013, the coalition government dissolved, rebels seized the capital, and President BOZIZE fled the country. Rebel leader Michel DJOTODIA assumed the presidency, reappointed Nicolas TIANGAYE as Prime Minister, and established a transitional government on 31 March. On 13 April 2013, the National Transitional Council affirmed DJOTODIA as President.

How big is Central African Republic 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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