Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.4 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 Kyrgyzstan, that number is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 89.2% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Kyrgyzstan, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 85.6% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kyrgyzstan, there are 20.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.1 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 Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, 23.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Kyrgyzstan, about 38.0% do as of 2018.

be 10.7% 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 Kyrgyzstan, 89% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Kyrgyzstan spends 7.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Kyrgyzstan: At a glance

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 191,801 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

How big is Kyrgyzstan 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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