Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in British Virgin Islands instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:


live 3.3 years longer

In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).


make 3.0 times more money

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

be 84.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9%.


have 15.9% less children

In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.8% less likely to have internet access

In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In British Virgin Islands, about 43.6% do.

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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about British Virgin Islands. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this