Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.2 years longer


In Montenegro, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 14.6% less likely to be obese


In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,800 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 29.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

pay a 5.4 times higher top tax rate


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

have 27.0% fewer children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

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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