Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Montserrat instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 5.2 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

make 8.9 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000.

be 36.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6%.

Life

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Montserrat, on the other hand, 12.3 children do.

have 18.2% less children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Montserrat, there are 10.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do.

Geography

see 69.0% less coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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