Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:
live 1.1 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 United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
make 74.9% more money
British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 51.7% more likely to be unemployed
In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 51.8% 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 11.7% more children
In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access
In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
spend 56.2% more on education
British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 249.1 times more coastline
British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
How big is United States compared to British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.