Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.8 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 Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 24.1% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 79.1% 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 Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 19.8% fewer children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Singapore, about 88.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

How big is Singapore 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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