Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Expenditures

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.

Swaziland: At a glance

Swaziland is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 17,204 sq km. Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but the legal status of political parties remains unclear. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

How big is Swaziland 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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