Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Montserrat instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

live 0.9 years less


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000.

be 70.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6%.

Life

have 18.2% less children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Montserrat, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 12.1% less on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Montserrat spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 52.4% less coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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