Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 58.6% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

Life

be 28.0% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 31.5% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 50.3% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 80.0% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 73.9% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? 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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