Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 80.7% less likely to be obese


In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Ethiopia, that number is 4.5% of people.

Economy

make 87.6% less money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Ethiopia, the GDP per capita is $2,200.

be 3.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Ethiopia, however, that number is 29.6%.

spend 3.9 times more on taxes


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Ethiopia, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 50.3% less likely to be literate


In Montenegro, the literacy rate is 98.7%. In Ethiopia, it is 49.1%.

have 3.6 times more children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Ethiopia, there are 36.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 50.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ethiopia, 353.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 76.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Montenegro, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Ethiopia, 24% of the population do.

be 78.0% less likely to have internet access


In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Ethiopia, about 15.4% do.

be 42.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Montenegro, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Ethiopia, that number is 57% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 23.4% less on healthcare


Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ethiopia, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Ethiopia: At a glance

Ethiopia is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,000,000 sq km. Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation from 1936-41. In 1974, a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (who had ruled since 1930) and established a socialist state. Torn by bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems, the regime was finally toppled in 1991 by a coalition of rebel forces, the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). A constitution was adopted in 1994, and Ethiopia's first multiparty elections were held in 1995. A border war with Eritrea late in the 1990s ended with a peace treaty in December 2000. In November 2007, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Commission (EEBC) issued specific coordinates as virtually demarcating the border and pronounced its work finished. Alleging that the EEBC acted beyond its mandate in issuing the coordinates, Ethiopia has not accepted them and has not withdrawn troops from previously contested areas pronounced by the EEBC as belonging to Eritrea. In August 2012, longtime leader Prime Minister MELES Zenawi died in office and was replaced by his Deputy Prime Minister HAILEMARIAM Desalegn, marking the first peaceful transition of power in decades.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority.

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