Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 93.1% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 25.2% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 59.4% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Montserrat spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 50.0% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 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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