Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.1 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Monaco, that number is 89 years (85 years for men, 93 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Monaco, the GDP per capita is $115,700 as of 2015.

be 31.0% less likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Monaco, that number is 2.0% as of 2012.

Life

be 82.7% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Monaco, on the other hand, 1.9 children do as of 2020.

have 42.3% fewer children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Monaco, there are 6.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Monaco, about 97.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 53.1% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Monaco spends 1.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 94.9% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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