Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 47.4% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 31.0% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

Life

be 71.9% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 22.5% less children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 29.9 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany 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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