Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Life

be 78.5% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Czech Republic, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 16.2% less children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Czech Republic, there are 9.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 75.5% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Czech Republic, about 76.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.5% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Czech Republic spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

Czech Republic: At a glance

Czech Republic is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 77,247 sq km. At the close of World War I, the Czechs and Slovaks of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire merged to form Czechoslovakia. During the interwar years, having rejected a federal system, the new country's predominantly Czech leaders were frequently preoccupied with meeting the increasingly strident demands of other ethnic minorities within the republic, most notably the Slovaks, the Sudeten Germans, and the Ruthenians (Ukrainians). On the eve of World War II, Nazi Germany occupied the territory that today comprises the Czech Republic and Slovakia became an independent state allied with Germany. After the war, a reunited but truncated Czechoslovakia (less Ruthenia) fell within the Soviet sphere of influence. In 1968, an invasion by Warsaw Pact troops ended the efforts of the country's leaders to liberalize communist rule and create "socialism with a human face," ushering in a period of repression known as "normalization." The peaceful "Velvet Revolution" swept the Communist Party from power at the end of 1989 and inaugurated a return to democratic rule and a market economy. On 1 January 1993, the country underwent a nonviolent "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

How big is Czech 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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