Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In France, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 28.9% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in France, the GDP per capita is $44,100 as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In France, that number is 9.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 70.9% less 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 France, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 88.2% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In France, about 82.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 68.8% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. France spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 60.7 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In France, that number is 4,853 km.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

How big is France 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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