Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years less


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

Economy

make 71.3% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Paraguay, that number is 6.5%.

Life

have 49.5% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 54.5% more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 17.7% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.6% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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