Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.0 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 12.0% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 5.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Spain, that number is 17.1%.

Life

be 72.7% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 17.1% fewer children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 84.9% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.7% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 62.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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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