Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.7 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Gambia, The, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

make 95.0% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Gambia, The, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

Life

have 2.6 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Gambia, The, there are 29.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gambia, The, on the other hand, 60.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 57.6% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Gambia, The, about 18.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 55.6% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Gambia, The spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

Gambia, The: At a glance

Gambia, The is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 10,120 sq km. The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.

How big is Gambia, The 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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