Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.0 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Guinea, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 93.6% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Guinea, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2017.

Life

have 3.3 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guinea, there are 36.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guinea, on the other hand, 52.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 58.7% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guinea, about 18.0% do as of 2018.

be 20.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Guinea, 80% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 31.2% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Guinea spends 2.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 4.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Guinea, that number is 320 km.

Guinea: At a glance

Guinea is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 245,717 sq km. Guinea is at a turning point after decades of authoritarian rule since gaining its independence from France in 1958. Guinea held its first free and competitive democratic presidential and legislative elections in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Alpha CONDE was elected to a five year term as president in 2010, and the National Assembly was seated in January 2014. CONDE's cabinet is the first all-civilian government in Guinea. Previously, Sekou TOURE ruled the country as president from independence to his death in 1984. Lansana CONTE came to power in 1984 when the military seized the government after TOURE's death. Gen. CONTE organized and won presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003, though all the polls were rigged. Upon CONTE's death in December 2008, Capt. Moussa Dadis CAMARA led a military coup, seizing power and suspending the constitution. His unwillingness to yield to domestic and international pressure to step down led to heightened political tensions that culminated in September 2009 when presidential guards opened fire on an opposition rally killing more than 150 people, and in early December 2009 when CAMARA was wounded in an assassination attempt and exiled to Burkina Faso. A transitional government led by Gen. Sekouba KONATE paved the way for Guinea's transition to a fledgling democracy.

How big is Guinea 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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