Culture & Identity of Monaco
Contrary to popular belief, the people of Monaco do work, but many visitors fail
to see this as they are blinded by the shiny cars, casinos, and high price tags.
For some people work life takes place in Monaco, while for others Monaco is a vacation
destination and when here life is all about enjoyment.
Due to the differing crowds of people in Monaco the dynamic and way of life is significantly
different from person to person. For the local workers, most jobs are in tourism,
but construction is also a never-ending project in the country, either in building
the new or improving the existing. In fact, the country boasts a 0% unemployment
rate as there are few citizens and enough jobs to cover the citizens as well as
numerous immigrants or commuters from nearby France or Italy. For the people that
work in Monaco the jobs vary drastically; many positions are in finance, tourism,
service, or entertainment (such as restaurants or casinos). All of these jobs offer
the employee different hours and lifestyles.
For many others, Monaco is only their weekend home or vacation destination. Most
of these people have jobs, often times well-paying jobs, in France, Italy, or whatever
their home country might be. Their time spent in Monaco is to relax and enjoy life,
the place to socialize, to see, and to be seen. The attraction to Monaco is the
natural beauty, the many amenities, the incredible service, great food, and really
anything one could want (although not everyone can afford it). Because of this,
the people living here tend to enjoy these things and this is how most weekends