Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.1 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 2.3 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

be 70.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 12.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 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.

Basic Needs

be 21.1% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do as of 2016.

Geography

see 94.7% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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