Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 57.9% less money

British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400 as of 2017.

be 6.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0% as of 2003.


have 12.6% more children

In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.6% more likely to have internet access

In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Saint Lucia, about 50.8% do as of 2018.


spend 18.7% more on education

British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Saint Lucia spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


see 97.5% more coastline

British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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