Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 23.3% more likely to be obese

In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Montenegro, that number is 23.3% of people.


make 3.1 times more money

Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Montenegro, the GDP per capita is $17,700.

be 10.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Montenegro, however, that number is 8.6%.

spend 50.0% less on taxes

Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Montenegro, the top tax rate is 9.0%.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Montenegro, that number is 16.1%.


be 69.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Montenegro, 7.0 women do.

have 13.0% fewer children

In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Montenegro, there are 10.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Montenegro, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).


spend 37.9% less on healthcare

Moldova spends 10.3% 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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.


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