Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.2 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Greenland, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 22.2% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Greenland, the GDP per capita is $41,800.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Greenland, that number is 9.1%.

Life

be 26.4% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greenland, on the other hand, 8.9 children do.

have 29.7% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Greenland, there are 14.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 57.1% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Greenland, about 68.5% do.

Geography

see 551.1 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Greenland, that number is 44,087 km.

Greenland: At a glance

Greenland is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 2,166,086 sq km. Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self-Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control over several policy areas on behalf of Greenland including foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland's Self-Rule Government.

How big is Greenland 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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