Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.6 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 Togo, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 95.0% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Togo, that number is 6.9% as of 2016.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Togo, there are 32.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.5 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 Togo, on the other hand, 38.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 71.7% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Togo, about 12.4% do as of 2018.

be 29.1% 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 Togo, 71% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 56.2% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Togo spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 30.0% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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