Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.9 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 Madagascar, that number is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 37.9% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Madagascar, that number is 1.8% as of 2017.

make 95.3% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Madagascar, the GDP per capita is $1,600 as of 2017.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Madagascar, there are 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.4 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 Madagascar, on the other hand, 37.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 77.5% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Madagascar, about 9.8% do as of 2018.

be 44.5% 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 Madagascar, 56% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Madagascar spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 60.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Madagascar, that number is 4,828 km.

Madagascar: At a glance

Madagascar is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 581,540 sq km. Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner. RAVALOMANANA achieved a second term following a landslide victory in the generally free and fair presidential elections of 2006. In early 2009, protests over increasing restrictions on opposition press and activities resulted in RAVALOMANANA handing over power to the military, which then conferred the presidency on the mayor of Antananarivo, Andry RAJOELINA, in what amounted to a coup d'etat. Following a lengthy mediation process led by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Madagascar held UN-supported presidential and parliamentary elections in 2013. Former de facto finance minister Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA defeated RAVALOMANANA's favored candidate Jean-Louis ROBINSON in a presidential runoff and was inaugurated in January 2014. Most international observers, while noting some irregularities, declared polls to be a credible reflection of the Malagasy public's will.

How big is Madagascar 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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