Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.4 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-Bissau, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 94.4% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Guinea-Bissau, the GDP per capita is $1,900 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-Bissau, there are 36.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.7 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-Bissau, on the other hand, 51.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 91.0% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Guinea-Bissau, about 3.9% do as of 2018.

be 26.5% 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-Bissau, 74% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 34.4% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Guinea-Bissau spends 2.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 4.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Guinea-Bissau, that number is 350 km.

Guinea-Bissau: At a glance

Guinea-Bissau is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 28,120 sq km. Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval. In 1980, a military coup established authoritarian dictator Joao Bernardo 'Nino' VIEIRA as president. Despite setting a path to a market economy and multiparty system, VIEIRA's regime was characterized by the suppression of political opposition and the purging of political rivals. Several coup attempts through the 1980s and early 1990s failed to unseat him. In 1994 VIEIRA was elected president in the country's first free elections. A military mutiny and resulting civil war in 1998 eventually led to VIEIRA's ouster in May 1999. In February 2000, a transitional government turned over power to opposition leader Kumba YALA after he was elected president in transparent polling. In September 2003, after only three years in office, YALA was overthrown in a bloodless military coup, and businessman Henrique ROSA was sworn in as interim president. In 2005, former President VIEIRA was re-elected president pledging to pursue economic development and national reconciliation; he was assassinated in March 2009. Malam Bacai SANHA was elected in an emergency election held in June 2009, but he passed away in January 2012 from an existing illness. A military coup in April 2012 prevented Guinea-Bissau's second-round presidential election - to determine SANHA's successor - from taking place.

How big is Guinea-Bissau 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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