Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Montserrat instead of Bahamas, The, you would:

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

be 44.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6%.

Life

have 29.4% less children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Montserrat, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.8% less likely to have internet access


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0% of the population has internet access. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do.

Geography

see 98.9% less coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 km of coastline. In Montserrat, that number is 40 km.

Montserrat: At a glance

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.

How big is Montserrat compared to Bahamas, The? 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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