Quality of Life Comparison


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


make 2.8 times more money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 76.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 94.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 5.3 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.


have 14.0% less children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.2% more likely to have internet access

In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.


spend 76.6% more on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.


see 8.1 times more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.


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