Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 31.6% less money


Montenegro has a GDP per capita of $17,700, while in Venezuela, the GDP per capita is $12,100.

be 64.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Venezuela, that number is 26.4%.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Venezuela, however, that number is 19.7%.

spend 3.8 times more on taxes


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Venezuela, the top tax rate is 34.0%.

Life

have 88.0% more children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Venezuela, there are 18.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Venezuela, 95.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 14.2% less likely to have internet access


In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Venezuela, about 60.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 17.2% less on healthcare


Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Venezuela, that number is 5.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 9.5 times more coastline


Montenegro has a total of 294 km of coastline. In Venezuela, that number is 2,800 km.

Venezuela: At a glance

Venezuela is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 882,050 sq km. Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president from 1999 to 2013, sought to implement his "21st Century Socialism," which purported to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking capitalist globalization and existing democratic institutions. His hand-picked successor, President Nicolas MADURO, continues CHAVEZ's socialist programs. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, rampant violent crime, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, foreign exchange controls that discourage private-sector investment, high inflation, a decline in the quality of fundamental houman rights, and widespread scarcity of consumer goods.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministerio del Poder Popular de Finanzas, SENIAT, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.

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