Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.2 years longer


In Tonga, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 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 5.8 times more money


Tonga has a GDP per capita of $5,900 as of 2017, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tonga, 1.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2011. In British Virgin Islands, that number is 2.9% as of 2015.

Life

have 47.1% fewer children


In Tonga, there are approximately 21.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 80.9% less coastline


Tonga has a total of 419 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 Tonga? 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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