Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Swaziland instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:
live 20.6 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 Swaziland, that number is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020.
make 70.5% less money
British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Swaziland, the GDP per capita is $10,100 as of 2017.
be 9.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Swaziland, that number is 28.0% as of 2014.
have 2.2 times more children
In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Swaziland, there are 24.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.9 times more 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 Swaziland, on the other hand, 42.8 children do as of 2020.
be 21.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Swaziland, 78% of people do as of 2017.
spend 2.2 times more on education
British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Swaziland spends 7.1% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Swaziland: At a glance
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