Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 10.8 years longer

In Mauritania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.


make 7.6 times more money

Mauritania has a GDP per capita of $4,500 as of 2017, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000 as of 2011.

be 45.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Mauritania, 10.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.


be 76.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Mauritania, approximately 47.9 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 59.7% fewer children

In Mauritania, there are approximately 29.0 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 2.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Mauritania, approximately 20.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do as of 2016.

be 17.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Mauritania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 68% 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.


spend 96.2% more on education

Mauritania spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Montserrat spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2009.


see 94.7% less coastline

Mauritania has a total of 754 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 Mauritania? 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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