Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in United States instead of Montenegro, you would:


be 55.4% more likely to be obese

In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people.


make 3.4 times more money

Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,500.

be 72.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In United States, that number is 4.4%.

be 75.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In United States, however, that number is 15.1%.

spend 4.4 times more on taxes

Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6%.


have 25.0% more children

In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In United States, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In United States, 14.0 women do.


spend 2.7 times more on healthcare

Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In United States, that number is 17.1% of GDP.


see 67.9 times more coastline

Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.

United States: At a glance

United States (sometimes abbreviated US or USA) is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,147,593 sq km. Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions. The two most traumatic experiences in the nation's history were the Civil War (1861-65), in which a northern Union of states defeated a secessionist Confederacy of 11 southern slave states, and the Great Depression of the 1930s, an economic downturn during which about a quarter of the labor force lost its jobs. Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state. Since the end of World War II, the economy has achieved relatively steady growth, low unemployment and inflation, and rapid advances in technology.

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

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


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