Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Malaysia instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:
live 3.3 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 Malaysia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.
make 14.9% less money
British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Malaysia, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2017.
be 17.2% more likely to be unemployed
In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Malaysia, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.
have 64.9% more children
In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malaysia, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 86.2% more likely to have internet access
In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Malaysia, about 81.2% do as of 2018.
spend 46.9% more on education
British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Malaysia spends 4.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 58.4 times more coastline
British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Malaysia, that number is 4,675 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Malaysia: At a glance
How big is Malaysia compared to British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.