Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Montserrat, the average life expectancy is 75 years (76 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Colombia, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 57.6% less money


Montserrat has a GDP per capita of $34,000 as of 2011, while in Colombia, the GDP per capita is $14,400 as of 2017.

be 66.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Montserrat, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Colombia, that number is 9.3% as of 2017.

Life

have 31.6% more children


In Montserrat, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Colombia, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 10.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Montserrat, approximately 11.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Colombia, on the other hand, 12.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.0% more likely to have internet access


In Montserrat, approximately 54.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Colombia, about 62.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 11.8% less on education


Montserrat spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Colombia spends 4.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 80.2 times more coastline


Montserrat has a total of 40 km of coastline. In Colombia, that number is 3,208 km.

Colombia: At a glance

Colombia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,038,700 sq km. Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A nearly five-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s. More than 31,000 former paramilitaries had demobilized by the end of 2006 and the United Self Defense Forces of Colombia as a formal organization had ceased to function. In the wake of the paramilitary demobilization, emerging criminal groups arose, whose members include some former paramilitaries. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government, but continue attacks against civilians. Large areas of the countryside are under guerrilla influence or are contested by security forces. In November 2012, the Colombian Government started formal peace negotiations with the FARC aimed at reaching a definitive bilateral ceasefire and incorporating demobilized FARC members into mainstream society and politics. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its administrative departments. Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges, Colombia maintains relatively strong democratic institutions characterized by peaceful, transparent elections and the protection of civil liberties.

How big is Colombia compared to Montserrat? 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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