Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Montenegro instead of Austria, you would:

Health

be 15.9% more likely to be obese


In Austria, 20.1% of adults are obese. In Montenegro, that number is 23.3% of people.

Economy

spend 83.6% less on taxes


Austria has a top tax rate of 55.0%. In Montenegro, the top tax rate is 9.0%.

make 64.5% less money


Austria has a GDP per capita of $49,900, while in Montenegro, the GDP per capita is $17,700.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Austria, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Montenegro, that number is 16.1%.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Austria, 3.0% live below the poverty line. In Montenegro, however, that number is 8.6%.

Life

be 75.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Austria, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Montenegro, 7.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 17.1% less likely to have internet access


In Austria, approximately 84.3% of the population has internet access. In Montenegro, about 69.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on healthcare


Austria spends 11.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Montenegro, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Montenegro: At a glance

Montenegro is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 13,452 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro, Federal Ministry of Finance.

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