Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 10.7% less likely to be obese

In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people.


make 71.8% more money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,400.

be 39.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Portugal, that number is 9.7%.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0%.

spend 6.3 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5%.


be 42.9% more likely to die during childbirth

In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Portugal, 10.0 women do.

have 10.0% less children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Portugal, there are 9.0 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 48.4% more on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Portugal, that number is 9.5% of GDP.


see 6.1 times more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.


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