Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Montserrat instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 7.3 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

make 9.2 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6%.

Life

be 66.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Montserrat, on the other hand, 12.3 children do.

have 54.4% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Montserrat, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Montserrat, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Geography

see 99.2% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? 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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