Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Monaco instead of Japan, you would:


live 4.1 years longer

In Japan, the average life expectancy is 85 years (82 years for men, 89 years for women). In Monaco, that number is 89 years (86 years for men, 94 years for women).


make 2.7 times more money

Japan has a GDP per capita of $42,800, while in Monaco, the GDP per capita is $115,700.

be 31.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Japan, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Monaco, that number is 2.0%.


have 14.3% less children

In Japan, there are approximately 7.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Monaco, there are 6.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 61.1% less on education

Japan spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Monaco spends 1.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 57.8% less on healthcare

Japan spends 10.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Monaco, that number is 4.3% of GDP.


see 100.0% less coastline

Japan has a total of 29,751 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 Japan? 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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