Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Montserrat instead of Ghana, you would:

Health

live 7.1 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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

make 7.2 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000 as of 2011.

be 52.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 65.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Montserrat, on the other hand, 11.1 children do as of 2020.

have 60.5% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Montserrat, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 40.0% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do as of 2016.

be 10.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Montserrat, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2015.

Expenditures

spend 41.7% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Montserrat spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 92.6% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? 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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