Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Monaco instead of Belgium, you would:


live 8.3 years longer

In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Monaco, that number is 89 years (86 years for men, 94 years for women).


make 2.5 times more money

Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Monaco, the GDP per capita is $115,700.

be 72.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Monaco, that number is 2.0%.


be 47.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Monaco, on the other hand, 1.8 children do.

have 41.6% fewer children

In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Monaco, there are 6.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.1% more likely to have internet access

In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Monaco, about 95.2% do.


spend 78.8% less on education

Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Monaco spends 1.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 59.4% less on healthcare

Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Monaco, that number is 4.3% of GDP.


see 93.8% less coastline

Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Monaco, that number is 4 km.

Monaco: At a glance

Monaco is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2 sq km. The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling GRIMALDI family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

How big is Monaco compared to Belgium? 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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