Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In New Zealand, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 13.7% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in New Zealand, the GDP per capita is $38,900.

be 69.0% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In New Zealand, that number is 4.9%.

Life

be 63.6% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In New Zealand, on the other hand, 4.4 children do.

have 18.9% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In New Zealand, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In New Zealand, about 88.5% do.

Geography

see 189.2 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In New Zealand, that number is 15,134 km.

New Zealand: At a glance

New Zealand (sometimes abbreviated NZ) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 264,537 sq km. The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. That same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

How big is New Zealand 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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