Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.9 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 Lebanon, that number is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 42.7% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,600 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Lebanon, that number is 9.7% as of 2007.

Life

be 38.2% less 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 Lebanon, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2020.

have 22.5% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lebanon, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 79.3% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Lebanon, about 78.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.

Lebanon: At a glance

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,230 sq km. Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country's 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities, was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has long influenced Lebanon's foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria's withdrawal, and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.

How big is Lebanon 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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