Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cote d'Ivoire instead of Montserrat, you would:

Health

live 14.0 years less


In Montserrat, the average life expectancy is 75 years (76 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 88.5% less money


Montserrat has a GDP per capita of $34,000 as of 2011, while in Cote d'Ivoire, the GDP per capita is $3,900 as of 2017.

be 67.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Montserrat, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 9.4% as of 2013.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Montserrat, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cote d'Ivoire, there are 29.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Montserrat, approximately 11.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cote d'Ivoire, on the other hand, 59.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.2% less likely to have internet access


In Montserrat, approximately 54.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Cote d'Ivoire, about 46.8% do as of 2018.

be 20.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Montserrat, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2015. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 79% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 12.9 times more coastline


Montserrat has a total of 40 km of coastline. In Cote d'Ivoire, that number is 515 km.

Cote d'Ivoire: At a glance

Cote d'Ivoire is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 318,003 sq km. Close ties to France following independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment all made Cote d'Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup - the first ever in Cote d'Ivoire's history - overthrew the government. Junta leader Robert GUEI blatantly rigged elections held in late 2000 and declared himself the winner. Popular protest forced him to step aside and brought Laurent GBAGBO into power. Ivorian dissidents and disaffected members of the military launched a failed coup attempt in September 2002 that developed into a rebellion and then a civil war. The war ended in 2003 with a cease fire that left the country divided with the rebels holding the north, the government the south, and peacekeeping forces a buffer zone between the two. In March 2007, President GBAGBO and former New Forces rebel leader Guillaume SORO signed an agreement in which SORO joined GBAGBO's government as prime minister and the two agreed to reunite the country by dismantling the buffer zone, integrating rebel forces into the national armed forces, and holding elections. Difficulties in preparing electoral registers delayed balloting until 2010. In November 2010, Alassane Dramane OUATTARA won the presidential election over GBAGBO, but GBAGBO refused to hand over power, resulting in a five-month stand-off. In April 2011, after widespread fighting, GBAGBO was formally forced from office by armed OUATTARA supporters with the help of UN and French forces. Several thousand UN peacekeepers and several hundred French troops remain in Cote d'Ivoire to support the transition process. OUATTARA is focused on rebuilding the country's infrastructure and military after the five months of post-electoral fighting and faces ongoing threats from GBAGBO supporters, many of whom have sought shelter in Ghana. GBAGBO is in The Hague awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

How big is Cote d'Ivoire 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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