Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.5 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 Comoros, that number is 66 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 95.3% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Comoros, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Comoros, that number is 6.5% as of 2014.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Comoros, there are 23.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.0 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 Comoros, on the other hand, 55.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 80.6% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Comoros, about 8.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Comoros spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Comoros, that number is 340 km.

Comoros: At a glance

Comoros is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 2,235 sq km. Comoros has endured more than 20 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair.

How big is Comoros 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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