Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.4 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 Nepal, that number is 72 years (71 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 92.1% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Nepal, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 63.1% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Nepal, there are 18.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.3 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 Nepal, on the other hand, 25.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Nepal, about 34.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 62.5% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Nepal spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

Nepal: At a glance

Nepal is a sovereign country in South Asia, with a total land area of approximately 143,351 sq km. In 1951, the Nepali monarch ended the century-old system of rule by hereditary premiers and instituted a cabinet system of government. Reforms in 1990 established a multiparty democracy within the framework of a constitutional monarchy. An insurgency led by Maoists broke out in 1996. The ensuing 10-year civil war between Maoist and government forces witnessed the dissolution of the cabinet and parliament and assumption of absolute power by the king in 2002. Several weeks of mass protests in April 2006 were followed by several months of peace negotiations between the Maoists and government officials, and culminated in a late 2006 peace accord and the promulgation of an interim constitution. Following a nationwide election in April 2008, the newly formed Constituent Assembly (CA) declared Nepal a federal democratic republic and abolished the monarchy at its first meeting the following month. The CA elected the country's first president in July. Between 2008 and 2011 there were four different coalition governments, led twice by the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, which received a plurality of votes in the 2008 CA election, and twice by the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist-Leninist (UML). After the CA failed to draft a constitution by the May 2012 deadline set by the Supreme Court, then Prime Minister Baburam BHATTARAI dissolved the CA. Months of negotiations ensued until March 2013 when the major political parties agreed to create an interim government headed by then Chief Justice Khil Raj REGMI with a mandate to hold elections for a new CA. Elections were held in November 2013, in which and the Nepali Congress won the largest share of the seats in the CA and in February 2014 formed a coalition government with the second place UML and with Nepali Congress President Sushil KOIRALA as prime minister

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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