Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.0 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 23.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

make 32.1% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

Life

have 29.1% more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 51.3% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% more on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 96.7% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? 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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