Comparing United States to Montserrat

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If you lived in Montserrat instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 83.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Montserrat  MONTSERRAT ($8,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Montserrat, that number is $8,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Montserrat GDP

LIVE 5.7 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Montserrat  MONTSERRAT (73.90 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Montserrat, the average life expectancy is 73.90.
Category: United States vs. Montserrat life expectancy

CONSUME 64.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Montserrat  MONTSERRAT (4,280 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Montserrat, it is 4,280 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Montserrat electricity consumption

BE 2.21 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Montserrat  MONTSERRAT (13.66 per 1000 infants)
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That's 121.4% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Montserrat, on the other hand, there are a total of 13.66 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Montserrat infant mortality

BE 17.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Montserrat  MONTSERRAT (6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Montserrat 6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Montserrat unemployment rate

HAVE 15.7% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Montserrat  MONTSERRAT (11.31 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Montserrat, however, there are a total of 11.31 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Montserrat birth rate

SEE A 99.8% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Montserrat  MONTSERRAT (40km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Montserrat has a total of 40 km.
Category: United States vs. Montserrat coastline

At a Glance: Montserrat

  • Land Area: ~102 sq km (United States is ~96,340 times bigger than Montserrat)
  • Population: ~5 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Montserrat compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Montserrat (102 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Montserrat

Montserrat is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 102 sq km. English and Irish colonists from St. Kitts first settled on Montserrat in 1632; the first African slaves arrived three decades later. The British and French fought for possession of the island for most of the 18th century, but it finally was confirmed as a British possession in 1783. The island's sugar plantation economy was converted to small farm landholdings in the mid 19th century. Much of this island was devastated and two-thirds of the population fled abroad because of the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano that began on 18 July 1995. Montserrat has endured volcanic activity since, with the last eruption occurring in July 2003.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).