Quality of Life Comparison


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


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 Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).


be 20.7% less likely to be unemployed

In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

make 76.3% less money

British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.


have 2.2 times more children

In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 76.0% more likely to die during infancy

In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 20.9% less likely to have internet access

In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.


spend 55.6% less on education

British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.


see 5.0 times more coastline

British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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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