If you lived in British Virgin Islands instead of Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

live 17.9 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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 5.0 times more money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

be 91.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 78.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 50.7 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 66.0% fewer children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 32.6 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 5.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do as of 2016.

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In British Virgin Islands, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 30.4% less on education

Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 52.7% less coastline

Republic of the Congo has a total of 169 km of coastline. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 80 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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