Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Montserrat instead of El Salvador, you would:

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000.

be 20.0% less likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6%.

Life

be 26.8% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Montserrat, on the other hand, 12.3 children do.

have 33.3% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Montserrat, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 88.3% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 45.7% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Montserrat spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 87.0% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? 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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