Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Guernsey, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 53.5% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Guernsey, the GDP per capita is $52,500.

be 58.6% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Guernsey, that number is 1.2%.

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 Guernsey, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 11.7% less children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Guernsey, there are 9.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 91.1% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Guernsey, about 83.3% do.

Geography

see 37.5% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Guernsey, that number is 50 km.

Guernsey: At a glance

Guernsey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 78 sq km. Guernsey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy, which held sway in both France and England. The islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Guernsey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

How big is Guernsey 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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