Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Micronesia, Federated States of instead of Liechtenstein, you would:


live 8.8 years less

In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).


make 97.6% less money

Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Micronesia, Federated States of, the GDP per capita is $3,400.

be 6.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 16.2%.


have 92.3% more children

In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Micronesia, Federated States of, on the other hand, 19.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Liechtenstein, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Micronesia, Federated States of, 59% of the population do.

be 67.9% less likely to have internet access

In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Micronesia, Federated States of, about 31.5% do.


spend 4.8 times more on education

Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of total GDP on education.

Micronesia, Federated States of: At a glance

Micronesia, Federated States of is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 702 sq km. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The fifth, westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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