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

Health

live 1.8 years longer

In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Greece, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

make 20.2% less money

British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,300 as of 2020.

be 6.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Greece, that number is 17.3% as of 2019.

Life

be 74.9% less likely to die during infancy

In British Virgin Islands, approximately 14.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Greece, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2022.

have 30.5% fewer children

In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 10.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Greece, there are 7.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 24.1% more on education

British Virgin Islands spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Greece spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Geography

see 170.9 times more coastline

British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.
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