Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 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 Cook Islands, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 51.2% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Cook Islands, the GDP per capita is $16,700 as of 2016.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Cook Islands, that number is 13.1% as of 2005.

Life

have 19.8% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cook Islands, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 23.9% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Cook Islands, about 54.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 46.9% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cook Islands spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 50.0% more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Cook Islands, that number is 120 km.

Cook Islands: At a glance

Cook Islands is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 236 sq km. Named after Captain COOK, who sighted them in 1770, the islands became a British protectorate in 1888. By 1900, administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965, residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand. The emigration of skilled workers to New Zealand and government deficits are continuing problems.

How big is Cook 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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