Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 22.6% more money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,700.

be 61.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2%.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Bulgaria, however, that number is 23.4%.

spend 11.1% more on taxes


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0%.

Life

be 57.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bulgaria, 11.0 women do.

have 13.0% less children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Bulgaria, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 14.4% less likely to have internet access


In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Bulgaria, about 59.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.2% more on healthcare


Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bulgaria, that number is 8.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 20.6% more coastline


Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.

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