Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.3 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

make 75.6% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6%.

Life

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Montserrat, on the other hand, 12.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 44.3% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 96.2% more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Montserrat spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? 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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