Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.3 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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.

Economy

make 17.5% more money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

be 14.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.

Life

have 39.3% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 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 46.3% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 31.9% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 98.3% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? 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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