Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.2 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 Venezuela, that number is 71 years (68 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 63.5% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,500 as of 2017.

be 9.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Venezuela, that number is 27.1% as of 2017.

Life

have 61.3% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Venezuela, there are 17.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.5 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 Venezuela, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 65.1% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Venezuela, about 72.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Venezuela spends 6.9% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 35.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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