Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 2.5 times more money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in France, the GDP per capita is $43,800.

be 41.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In France, that number is 9.5%.

be 65.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In France, however, that number is 14.2%.

spend 5.6 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In France, the top tax rate is 50.2%.


have 22.0% more children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In France, there are 12.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.5% more likely to have internet access

In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In France, about 85.6% do.


spend 79.7% more on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In France, that number is 11.5% of GDP.


see 11.7 times more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In France, that number is 3,427 km.

France: At a glance

France is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 549,970 sq km. France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing DE GAULLE's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier, more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.


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