Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 15.4 years longer


In Western Sahara, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In British Virgin Islands, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 13.7 times more money


Western Sahara has a GDP per capita of $2,500, while in British Virgin Islands, the GDP per capita is $34,200.

Life

be 76.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Western Sahara, approximately 51.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In British Virgin Islands, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

have 62.1% less children


In Western Sahara, there are approximately 29.3 babies per 1,000 people. In British Virgin Islands, there are 11.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Geography

see 92.8% less coastline


Western Sahara has a total of 1,110 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 Western Sahara? 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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