Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 21.7 years longer


In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 years for women) as of 2020. In Montserrat, that number is 75 years (76 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 8.5 times more money


Zambia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Montserrat, the GDP per capita is $34,000 as of 2011.

be 62.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Montserrat, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 80.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Zambia, approximately 56.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Montserrat, on the other hand, 11.1 children do as of 2020.

have 71.0% fewer children


In Zambia, there are approximately 40.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Montserrat, there are 11.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Zambia, approximately 14.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Montserrat, about 54.6% do as of 2016.

be 46.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zambia, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Montserrat, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2015.

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 Zambia? 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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