Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Monaco instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 10.0 years longer


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Monaco, that number is 89 years (86 years for men, 94 years for women).

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Monaco, the GDP per capita is $115,700.

be 80.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Monaco, that number is 2.0%.

Life

be 77.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Monaco, on the other hand, 1.8 children do.

have 48.4% less children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Monaco, there are 6.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 73.7% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Monaco, about 95.2% do.

Geography

see 97.8% less coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 km of coastline. In Monaco, that number is 4 km.

Monaco: At a glance

Monaco is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2 sq km. The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling GRIMALDI family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

How big is Monaco compared to Virgin Islands? 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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