Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.6 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 Switzerland, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 81.6% more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Switzerland, the GDP per capita is $62,100 as of 2017.

be 10.3% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Switzerland, that number is 3.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 68.2% 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 Switzerland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Switzerland, about 89.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 59.4% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Switzerland spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Switzerland: At a glance

Switzerland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 39,997 sq km. The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

How big is Switzerland 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.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Switzerland. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this