Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.7 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 Ethiopia, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 93.6% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Ethiopia, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

be 6.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Ethiopia, that number is 17.5% as of 2012.

Life

have 2.8 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ethiopia, there are 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.3 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 Ethiopia, on the other hand, 35.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 57.3% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Ethiopia, about 18.6% do as of 2018.

be 31.1% 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 Ethiopia, 69% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 46.9% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ethiopia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Ethiopia: At a glance

Ethiopia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,096,570 sq km. Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.

How big is Ethiopia 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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