Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 37.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

Life

be 26.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 38.0% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% 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).

be 19.4% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 26.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 96.4% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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