Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.8 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Guam, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 55.2% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guam, that number is 4.5%.

Life

have 77.5% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Guam, there are 19.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 76.6% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Guam, about 77.0% do.

Geography

see 56.9% more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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