Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.2 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 54.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.

make 29.3% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

Life

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 11.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 52.1% less likely to have internet access


In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 39.6% less on education


Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 100.0% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? 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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