Comparing United States to Montenegro

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MAKE 77.5% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Montenegro  MONTENEGRO ($11,900.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Montenegro, that number is $11,900.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro GDP

CONSUME 58.6% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Montenegro  MONTENEGRO (5,044 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Montenegro, it is 5,044 kWh per capita.
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BE 2.62 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Montenegro  MONTENEGRO (19.1% of people)
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That's 161.6% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Montenegro 19.1% are unemployed.
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HAVE 21.1% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Montenegro  MONTENEGRO (10.59 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Montenegro, however, there are a total of 10.59 babies per 1000 people.
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BE 56.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Montenegro  MONTENEGRO (6.6% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Montenegro, 6.6% are.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro poverty

SEE A 98.5% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Montenegro  MONTENEGRO (294km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Montenegro has a total of 294 km.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro coastline

At a Glance: Montenegro

  • Land Area: ~14 thousand sq km (United States is ~711 times bigger than Montenegro)
  • Population: ~650 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Montenegro compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Montenegro (13,812 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Montenegro

Montenegro is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 13,812 sq km. The use of the name Crna Gora or Black Mountain (Montenegro) began in the 13th century in reference to a highland region in the Serbian province of Zeta. The later medieval state of Zeta maintained its existence until 1496 when Montenegro finally fell under Ottoman rule. Over subsequent centuries Montenegro managed to maintain a level of autonomy within the Ottoman Empire. From the 16th to 19th centuries, Montenegro was a theocracy ruled by a series of bishop princes; in 1852, it transformed into a secular principality. Montenegro was recognized as an independent sovereign principality at the Congress of Berlin in 1878. After World War I, during which Montenegro fought on the side of the Allies, Montenegro was absorbed by the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929; at the conclusion of World War II, it became a constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When the latter dissolved in 1992, Montenegro federated with Serbia, creating the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and, after 2003, shifting to a looser State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. In May 2006, Montenegro invoked its right under the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro to hold a referendum on independence from the state union. The vote for severing ties with Serbia barely exceeded 55% - the threshold set by the EU - allowing Montenegro to formally restore its independence on 3 June 2006.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).