Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Montenegro, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 57.9% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Montenegro, that number is 23.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 21.1% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Montenegro, the GDP per capita is $17,800 as of 2017.

be 65.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Montenegro, however, that number is 8.6% as of 2013.

be 9.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Montenegro, that number is 16.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 65.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Montenegro, on the other hand, 3.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 98.7% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Montenegro, about 71.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 80.7% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Montenegro, that number is 294 km.

Montenegro: At a glance

Montenegro is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 13,452 sq km. The use of the name Crna Gora or Black Mountain (Montenegro) began in the 13th century in reference to a highland region in the Serbian province of Zeta. The later medieval state of Zeta maintained its existence until 1496 when Montenegro finally fell under Ottoman rule. Over subsequent centuries Montenegro managed to maintain a level of autonomy within the Ottoman Empire. From the 16th to 19th centuries, Montenegro was a theocracy ruled by a series of bishop princes; in 1852, it transformed into a secular principality. Montenegro was recognized as an independent sovereign principality at the Congress of Berlin in 1878. After World War I, during which Montenegro fought on the side of the Allies, Montenegro was absorbed by the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, which became the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in 1929; at the conclusion of World War II, it became a constituent republic of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. When the latter dissolved in 1992, Montenegro federated with Serbia, creating the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and, after 2003, shifting to a looser State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. In May 2006, Montenegro invoked its right under the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro to hold a referendum on independence from the state union. The vote for severing ties with Serbia barely exceeded 55% - the threshold set by the EU - allowing Montenegro to formally restore its independence on 3 June 2006.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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