Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Montenegro instead of Central African Republic, you would:


be 97.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Central African Republic, 4.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Montenegro, that number is 0.1% of people.

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese

In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Montenegro, that number is 23.3% of people.


make 25.3 times more money

Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Montenegro, the GDP per capita is $17,700.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Central African Republic, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Montenegro, that number is 16.1%.


be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Montenegro, 7.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to be literate

In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 36.8%. In Montenegro, it is 98.7%.

have 70.8% fewer children

In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Montenegro, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.3 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Central African Republic, 3% of the population has electricity access. In Montenegro, 100% of the population do.

be 15.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Montenegro, about 69.9% do.

be 45.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas). In Montenegro, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 52.4% more on healthcare

Central African Republic spends 4.2% 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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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