Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.2 years longer

In Greenland, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).


be 68.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Greenland, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

make 18.2% less money

Greenland has a GDP per capita of $41,800, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.


be 36.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Greenland, approximately 8.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 22.9% fewer children

In Greenland, there are approximately 14.4 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 36.4% less likely to have internet access

In Greenland, approximately 68.5% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.


see 99.8% less coastline

Greenland has a total of 44,087 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 Greenland? 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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