Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.7 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 Jordan, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 73.1% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Jordan, the GDP per capita is $9,200 as of 2017.

be 6.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Jordan, that number is 18.3% as of 2017.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Jordan, there are 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 16.4% 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 Jordan, on the other hand, 12.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 53.2% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Jordan, about 66.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Jordan spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 67.5% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Jordan, that number is 26 km.

Jordan: At a glance

Jordan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 88,802 sq km. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He implemented modest political and economic reforms, but in the wake of the "Arab Revolution" across the Middle East, Jordanians continue to press for further political liberalization, government reforms, and economic improvements. In January 2014, Jordan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Jordan 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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