Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Liechtenstein, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.1 times more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Liechtenstein, the GDP per capita is $139,100 as of 2009.

be 17.2% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Liechtenstein, that number is 2.4% as of 2015.

Life

be 61.8% 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 Liechtenstein, on the other hand, 4.2 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Liechtenstein, about 98.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 18.8% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Liechtenstein: At a glance

Liechtenstein is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 160 sq km. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

How big is Liechtenstein 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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