Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years longer


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 5.0 times more money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 67.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Cabo Verde, 9.0% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

Life

be 44.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 44.5% less children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 16.7% more on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 91.7% less coastline


Cabo Verde has a total of 965 km of coastline. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 80 km.

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 Cabo Verde? 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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