Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.2 years longer


In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women). In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

make 4.1 times more money


Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000.

Life

be 42.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Philippines, approximately 21.4 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 Philippines, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Montserrat, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 88.9% more on education


Philippines spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education. Montserrat spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 99.9% less coastline


Philippines has a total of 36,289 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 Philippines? 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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