Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 10.8% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 76.4% 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 Portugal, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 27.0% fewer children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 71.2% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Portugal, about 74.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 53.1% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 22.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal 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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