Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 37.9% more money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Croatia, the GDP per capita is $24,400.

be 23.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Croatia, that number is 12.4%.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Croatia, however, that number is 19.5%.

spend 5.2 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Croatia, the top tax rate is 47.2%.


have 11.0% less children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Croatia, there are 8.9 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 21.9% more on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Croatia, that number is 7.8% of GDP.


see 19.9 times more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Croatia, that number is 5,835 km.

Croatia: At a glance

Croatia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 55,974 sq km. The lands that today comprise Croatia were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the close of World War I. In 1918, the Croats, Serbs, and Slovenes formed a kingdom known after 1929 as Yugoslavia. Following World War II, Yugoslavia became a federal independent communist state under the strong hand of Marshal TITO. Although Croatia declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, it took four years of sporadic, but often bitter, fighting before occupying Serb armies were mostly cleared from Croatian lands, along with a majority of Croatia's ethnic Serb population. Under UN supervision, the last Serb-held enclave in eastern Slavonia was returned to Croatia in 1998. The country joined NATO in April 2009 and the EU in July 2013.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Croatia Tax Administration, The World Factbook, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.


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