Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 11.7 years longer

In Kiribati, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 70 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.


make 17.1 times more money

Kiribati has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

be 90.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Kiribati, 30.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2010. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.


be 62.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Kiribati, approximately 29.2 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.

have 45.9% fewer children

In Kiribati, there are approximately 20.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Kiribati, approximately 14.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do as of 2016.

be 39.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Kiribati, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In British Virgin Islands, 100% of people do as of 2017.


see 93.0% less coastline

Kiribati has a total of 1,143 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 Kiribati? 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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