Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.4 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 28.4% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Northern Mariana Islands, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 11.2%.

Life

have 35.1% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Northern Mariana Islands, there are 15.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.8% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Northern Mariana Islands, about 30.6% do.

Geography

see 18.5 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Northern Mariana Islands, that number is 1,482 km.

Northern Mariana Islands: At a glance

Northern Mariana Islands (sometimes abbreviated CNMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 464 sq km. Under US administration as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific, the people of the Northern Mariana Islands decided in the 1970s not to seek independence but instead to forge closer links with the US. Negotiations for territorial status began in 1972. A covenant to establish a commonwealth in political union with the US was approved in 1975, and came into force on 24 March 1976. A new government and constitution went into effect in 1978.

How big is Northern Mariana Islands 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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