Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 22.9 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 18.0 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 96.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

Life

be 83.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 73.1% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

be 19.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Burkina Faso, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

British Virgin Islands: At a glance

British Virgin Islands (sometimes abbreviated BVI) is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 151 sq km. First inhabited by Arawak and later by Carib Indians, the Virgin Islands were settled by the Dutch in 1648 and then annexed by the English in 1672. The islands were part of the British colony of the Leeward Islands from 1872-1960; they were granted autonomy in 1967. The economy is closely tied to the larger and more populous US Virgin Islands to the west; the US dollar is the legal currency.

How big is British Virgin Islands compared to Burkina Faso? 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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