Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.7 years longer


In Montenegro, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,800 as of 2017, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,400 as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1% as of 2012.

pay a 5.0 times higher top tax rate


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0% as of 2016. In Spain, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Spain, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

have 24.3% fewer children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Spain, there are 8.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 20.4% more likely to have internet access


In Montenegro, approximately 71.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Spain, about 86.1% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 16.9 times more coastline


Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Spain, that number is 4,964 km.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.

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