Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 11.9 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Tuvalu, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women).

Economy

make 88.9% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $3,800.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Tuvalu, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 29.0 children do.

Geography

see 70.0% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.

How big is Tuvalu 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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