Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.2 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 29.5% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.

Life

be 79.3% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Finland, about 87.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.3% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Finland spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 15.6 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Finland, that number is 1,250 km.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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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