Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 6.0 times more likely to be obese

In India, 3.9% of adults are obese. In Montenegro, that number is 23.3% of people.


make 2.5 times more money

India has a GDP per capita of $7,200, while in Montenegro, the GDP per capita is $17,700.

be 60.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line. In Montenegro, however, that number is 8.6%.

spend 74.7% less on taxes

India has a top tax rate of 35.5%. In Montenegro, the top tax rate is 9.0%.

be 83.0% more likely to be unemployed

In India, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Montenegro, that number is 16.1%.


be 96.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In India, approximately 174.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Montenegro, 7.0 women do.

be 38.6% more likely to be literate

In India, the literacy rate is 71.2%. In Montenegro, it is 98.7%.

have 47.4% fewer children

In India, there are approximately 19.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Montenegro, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity

In India, 79% of the population has electricity access. In Montenegro, 100% of the population do.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access

In India, approximately 29.5% of the population has internet access. In Montenegro, about 69.9% do.


spend 36.2% more on healthcare

India spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Montenegro, that number is 6.4% of GDP.


see 95.8% less coastline

India has a total of 7,000 km of coastline. In Montenegro, that number is 294 km.

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, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.


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