Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 75.4% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 20.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.

Life

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 55.6% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.4 times more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? 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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