Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 14.6% less likely to be obese

In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.


make 2.2 times more money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 31.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 5.4 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.


be 42.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

have 14.0% fewer children

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

Basic Needs

be 12.3% less likely to have internet access

In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.


spend 43.7% more on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.


see 25.9 times more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

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

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


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