Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 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 Romania, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 28.1% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 69.0% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Romania, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 20.9% 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 Romania, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2020.

have 23.4% fewer children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 62.1% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Romania, about 70.7% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 2.8 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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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