Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.8 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 Nauru, that number is 68 years (64 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 64.0% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Nauru, the GDP per capita is $12,300 as of 2017.

be 7.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Nauru, that number is 23.0% as of 2011.

Life

be 32.7% 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 Nauru, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.

have 97.3% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nauru, there are 21.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 30.7% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Nauru, about 57.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 62.5% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Nauru, that number is 30 km.

Nauru: At a glance

Nauru is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 21 sq km. The exact origins of the Nauruans are unclear since their language does not resemble any other in the Pacific region. Germany annexed the island in 1888. A German-British consortium began mining the island's phosphate deposits early in the 20th century. Australian forces occupied Nauru in World War I; it subsequently became a League of Nations mandate. After the Second World War - and a brutal occupation by Japan - Nauru became a UN trust territory. It achieved independence in 1968 and joined the UN in 1999 as the world's smallest independent republic.

How big is Nauru 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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