Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.6 years longer


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Monaco, that number is 89 years (86 years for men, 94 years for women).

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


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

be 31.0% less likely to be unemployed


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

Life

be 85.1% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Monaco, on the other hand, 1.8 children do.

have 40.5% less children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Monaco, there are 6.6 babies per 1,000 people.

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. In Monaco, about 95.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 77.8% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Monaco spends 1.4% of total GDP on education.

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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