United States compared to Montenegro

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If you moved to Montenegro from United States, you would..


make 70.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Montenegro Montenegro ($17,000 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Montenegro, the GDP per capita is $17,000.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro - GDP Per Capita

pay 77.3% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Montenegro Montenegro (9% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Montenegro, the top marginal tax rate is 9%.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro - Tax Rate

consume 64% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Montenegro Montenegro (4,343 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Montenegro, that number is 4,343 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro - Electricity Consumption

have 18.4% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Montenegro Montenegro (10.2 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Montenegro, that number is 10.2 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro - Birth Rate

be 43% less likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Montenegro Montenegro (8.6% of people - 2013 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Montenegro, that number is 8.6% of people.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro - Poverty Line

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Montenegro Montenegro (18.5% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Montenegro, that number is 18.5% of people.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro - Unemployment

see 98.5% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Montenegro Montenegro (293.5 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Montenegro, that number is 293.5 km.
Category: United States vs. Montenegro - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.


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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.

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