Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 56.5% more money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 38.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0%.

spend 5.3 times more on taxes


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Greece, the top tax rate is 48.0%.

Life

be 57.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

have 16.0% less children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 26.6% more on healthcare


Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 46.6 times more coastline


Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Greece, that number is 13,676 km.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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


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

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