Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Jersey, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 65.5% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Jersey, the GDP per capita is $56,600.

be 37.9% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Jersey, that number is 4.0%.

Life

be 68.6% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Jersey, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 11.7% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Jersey, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 36.7% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Jersey, about 59.6% do.

Geography

see 12.5% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Jersey, that number is 70 km.

Jersey: At a glance

Jersey is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 116 sq km. Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey 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 Jersey 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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