The Human Truth Foundation

Montenegro (Republic of Montenegro)

https://www.humantruth.info/montenegro.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#montenegro

Montenegro
Republic of Montenegro
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index66th best
CapitalPodgorica
Land Area 13 450km21
LocationEurope, The Balkans, The Mediterranean
Population0.6m2
Life Expectancy76.34yrs (2017)3
GNI$20 839 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesME, MNE, 4995
Internet Domain.me, .yu6
CurrencyEuro (EUR)7
Telephone+3828

1. Overview

#croatia #serbia #switzerland

The use of the name Crna Gora (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, while a part of the Ottoman Empire, was able to maintain a level of autonomy. From the 16th to 19th centuries, Montenegro was a theocracy ruled by a series of bishop princes; in 1852, it was 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, first as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and, after 2003, in 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.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverMontenegro, Crna Gora, Black Mountain: the very name conjures up images of romance and drama - and this fascinating land doesn´t disappoint on either front. Imagine a place with sapphire beaches as spectacular as Croatia´s, rugged peaks as dramatic as Switzerland´s, canyons nearly as deep as Colorado´s, palazzos as elegant as Venice´s and towns as old as Greece´s and then wrap it up in a Mediterranean climate and squish it into an area two-thirds the size of Wales and you start to get a picture of Montenegro.

There´s not a lot of it - barely 100km from tip to toe - but Montenegro´s coast is quite extraordinary. Mountains jut sharply from crystal-clear waters in such a way that the word `looming´ is unavoidable. As if that wasn´t picturesque enough, ancient walled towns cling to the rocks and dip their feet in the water like they´re the ones on holiday.

But when the beaches fill up with Eastern European sunseekers, intrepid travellers can easily sidestep the hordes in the rugged mountains of Durmitor and Prokletije, the primeval forest of Biogradska Gora or in the many towns and villages where ordinary Montenegrins go about their daily lives.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Montenegro National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
46Hungary0.846
47Argentina0.842
48Turkey0.838
49Montenegro0.832
50Kuwait0.831
51Brunei0.829
52Russia0.822
53Romania0.821
Europe Avg0.87
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
62Mauritius$22 025
63Uruguay$21 269
64Argentina$20 925
65Montenegro$20 839
66Costa Rica$19 974
67Serbia$19 123
68Belarus$18 849
69Dominican Rep.$17 990
Europe Avg$40 512
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
63Qatar77.5
64Trinidad & Tobago77.9
65Cuba78.3
66Montenegro78.4
67Ukraine78.5
68Georgia78.6
69Panama78.8
70Macedonia78.9
Europe Avg57.4
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Montenegro's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Montenegro's population is predicted to rise to 632 543 by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce. This country has a fertility rate of 1.63. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
161Guyana0.8m
162Bhutan0.8m
163Solomon Islands0.7m
164Montenegro0.6m
165Luxembourg0.6m
166Suriname0.6m
167Cape Verde0.5m
168Maldives0.5m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
51Poland76.5
52Sri Lanka76.4
53Algeria76.4
54Montenegro76.3
55Panama76.2
56Turkey76.0
57Uruguay75.4
58Argentina75.4
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
53Luxembourg1.67
54Turkmenistan2.33
55Trinidad & Tobago1.63
56Montenegro1.63
57S. Africa2.39
58Iran1.60
59Venezuela2.41
60Ecuador2.41
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
139Ireland29.2
140Russia29.5
141Georgia29.7
142Montenegro30.0
143Belarus30.3
144Ukraine30.8
145Australia31.3
146Slovakia31.6
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
51Slovenia11.8%
52Denmark11.5%
53Belarus11.4%
54Montenegro11.3%
55Ukraine11.2%
56Belgium11.1%
57Greece10.9%
58Malta10.6%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
185Qatar0.7%
186Nigeria0.6%
187Maldives0.6%
188China0.6%
189Japan0.6%
190Oman0.5%
191Madagascar0.4%
192Montenegro0.0%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Montenegro's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#antisemitism #equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #morals #politics #prejudice #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

Compared to Europe (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
36Bosnia & Herzegovina63.2
37Georgia64.2
38Armenia71.4
39Montenegro71.8
40Liechtenstein73.6
41Belarus78.7
42Moldova81.3
43Macedonia82.0
44Turkey82.4
Europe Avg51.4
q=49.
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
63Namibia69.4
64Paraguay70.4
65Armenia71.4
66Montenegro71.8
67Honduras71.9
68Mauritius72.4
69Liechtenstein73.6
70Senegal73.8
World Avg87.9
q=199.

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark18. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Somalia and Tuvalu18.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators), the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe18, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia18.

For more, see:

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Nominal Commitment to HR
Higher is better19
Pos.2009
Treaties19
1Argentina24
2=Chile23
2=Costa Rica23
...
17Belgium22
18=Austria22
19Brazil21
20=Montenegro21
20=Guatemala21
20=Mali21
20=Azerbaijan21
20=Bosnia & Herzegovina21
Europe Avg19.5
World Avg15.1
q=194.
HR Treaties Lag
Lower is better20
Pos.2019
Avg Yrs/Treaty20
1Ecuador2.15
2Uruguay2.25
3Tunisia3.65
...
169Zimbabwe13.95
170Djibouti13.99
171St Lucia14.11
172Montenegro14.20
173USA14.23
174Malaysia14.35
175N. Korea14.52
176UAE14.81
Europe Avg9.09
World Avg10.02
q=195.
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom
Lower is better21
Pos.2014
Rank21
1Hong Kong1
2Switzerland2
3New Zealand3
...
42Uruguay42
43Georgia43
44=Croatia44
44=Montenegro44
46Panama46
47Mongolia47
48=Bahamas48
48=Greece48
Europe Avg33.9
World Avg79.7
q=159.
Press Freedom
Lower is better22
Pos.201322
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
...
108Bolivia3280
109Qatar3286
110Panama3295
111=Montenegro3297
111=Israel3297
113UAE3349
114Nigeria3411
115Macedonia3427
Europe Avg2044
World Avg3249
q=178.
Slavery
Lower is better
23
Pos.2018
% Victims23
1Japan0.03
2=Canada0.05
2=Taiwan0.05
...
109Gambia0.58
110=Lithuania0.58
111Ivory Coast0.59
112=Montenegro0.59
113Nepal0.60
114=Croatia0.60
115Ethiopia0.61
116=India0.61
Europe Avg0.38
World Avg0.65
q=167.

Amnesty International's 2023-23 report had little to say about Montenegro: "Impunity persisted for crimes under international law, torture and attacks on journalists. Police failed to respond adequately to domestic violence. Verbal abuse and threats against discriminated groups exacerbated ethnic divisions"24.

Gender Equality:

Montenegro is on the way towards ending gender inequality.

See:

Gender Inequality
Lower is better
25
Pos.201525
1Switzerland0.04
2Denmark0.04
3Netherlands0.04
...
30Poland0.14
31Croatia0.14
32Belarus0.14
33Montenegro0.16
34New Zealand0.16
35Bosnia & Herzegovina0.16
36Macedonia0.16
37China0.16
Europe Avg0.15
World Avg0.36
q=159.

Prejudice:

Anti-Semite Opinions
Lower is better
26
Pos.2014
%26
1Laos0
2Philippines3
3Sweden4
...
40=Slovenia27
41Austria28
42=Latvia28
43Montenegro29
44=Spain29
45Venezuela30
46=Moldova30
46=Russia30
Europe Avg29.9
World Avg36.8
q=101.
LGBT Equality
Higher is better
27
Pos.2017
Score27
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
46=Slovakia39
46=Romania39
48San Marino35
49=Montenegro35
49=Guatemala35
49=Japan35
49=Bosnia & Herzegovina35
49=Georgia35
Europe Avg46.9
World Avg12.6
q=196.
Freedom of Thought
Lower is better
28
Pos.202128
1=Belgium1.0
1=Netherlands1.0
1=Taiwan1.0
...
76Nepal2.8
77=Gambia2.8
77=Haiti2.8
77=Montenegro2.8
77=Monaco2.8
77=Mauritius2.8
77=Portugal2.8
77=UK2.8
Europe Avg2.6
World Avg3.0
q=196.

5. Montenegro's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #vaccines

Compared to Europe (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Norway61.0
3=Finland65.3
...
38Andorra97.8
39Serbia98.9
40=Azerbaijan100.0
41Moldova101.5
42Montenegro102.8
43=Romania104.1
44Bulgaria105.5
45=Belarus107.1
46Ukraine107.3
Europe Avg82.5
q=46.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
128=Egypt101.8
129Comoros102.1
130Mexico102.6
131Montenegro102.8
132Bolivia103.4
133Uruguay103.6
134=Guatemala103.8
134=Afghanistan103.8
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives30. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau30.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean30, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa30.

For more, see:

Health:

Montenegro has some poor policies and cultural issues which cause some public health problems. Montenegro does better than average when it comes to its adolescent birth rate25, its average life expectancy11 (but low for Europe) and in its fertility rate13. Montenegro doesn't do so well in other areas. Montenegro does worse than average when it comes to its alcohol consumption rate31 (still low for Europe), its immunizations take-up32 and in its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33 (one of the highest in Europe). And finally, it is the worst in its smoking rate34. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% over the last 40 years. Life expectancy in Montenegro improved by just +1.5yrs in the 30 years from 1990, significantly less than almost everywhere else in the world.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
51Poland76.5
52Sri Lanka76.4
53Algeria76.4
54Montenegro76.3
55Panama76.2
56Turkey76.0
57Uruguay75.4
58Argentina75.4
Europe Avg78.36
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
31
Pos.2016
Per Capita31
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
116=Brazil7.8
117Panama7.9
118=Japan8.0
118=Montenegro8.0
120Malta8.1
121=Macedonia8.1
122Burkina Faso8.2
123=St Vincent & Grenadines8.2
Europe Avg10.3
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
53Luxembourg1.67
54Turkmenistan2.33
55Trinidad & Tobago1.63
56Montenegro1.63
57S. Africa2.39
58Iran1.60
59Venezuela2.41
60Ecuador2.41
Europe Avg1.61
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
34
Pos.201434
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
175Luxembourg2 284
176Belgium2 353
177Slovenia2 637
178Russia2 690
179Macedonia2 732
180Lebanon3 023
181Belarus3 831
182Montenegro4 125
Europe Avg1 648
World Avg 819
q=182.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
131Afghanistan131
132Suriname132
133Grenada133
134Montenegro134
135Iraq135
136Madagascar136
137Congo, (Brazzaville)137
138Albania138
Europe Avg47.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better35
Pos.2016
%35
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
131Colombia59.0
132=Cyprus59.1
132=Iceland59.1
134Montenegro59.4
135=Belarus59.4
136France59.5
137=Belgium59.5
138Lithuania59.6
Europe Avg58.5
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
25
Pos.2015
Per 100025
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
37Algeria10.6
38Qatar10.7
39Lithuania11.0
40Montenegro12.2
41Lebanon12.4
42Estonia13.1
43Poland13.4
44Bahrain13.5
Europe Avg14.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
32
Pos.2015
Avg %32
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
117Jamaica90.9
118Burkina Faso90.6
119Nepal90.1
120Montenegro89.9
121Zimbabwe89.7
122Senegal89.5
123Peru89.3
124Ireland89.2
Europe Avg92.7
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Montenegro's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Europe (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Greece50.4
2Italy51.8
3Germany55.8
...
35Azerbaijan99.3
36Macedonia102.8
37Moldova104.8
38Lithuania107.8
39Latvia109.0
40Croatia112.0
41=Serbia118.0
42Bosnia & Herzegovina120.0
43Montenegro124.3
Europe Avg79.9
q=43.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)36
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank36
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
177St Vincent & Grenadines121.0
178Brunei121.5
179Iraq122.5
180Montenegro124.3
181Tajikistan125.0
182Liberia125.8
183Bahrain128.0
184Haiti131.0
World Avg85.7
q=188.
(the worst in Europe)Regarding its responsibility towards the environment, Montenegro comes 9th-worst in the world. This rank is derived from 6 data sets. Montenegro comes in the best 20 in its forested percent change 1990-201537. It does better than average when it comes to energy to GDP efficiency38 (but bad for Europe) and in its environmental performance39 (but low for Europe). Montenegro still has work to do. Montenegro does worse than average for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population40 and in annual meat consumption per person41. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 for how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
37
Pos.2015
%37
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
14Azerbaijan+34.6
15Spain+33.2
16China+32.6
17Montenegro+32.1
18Syria+32.1
19UAE+31.7
20Samoa+31.5
21Moldova+28.2
Europe Avg+15.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
39
Pos.201839
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
62Jordan62.2
63Armenia62.1
64Peru61.9
65Montenegro61.3
66Egypt61.2
67Lebanon61.1
68Macedonia61.1
69Brazil60.7
Europe Avg69.6
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better38
Pos.201438
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
55Poland09.71
56Argentina09.35
57Pakistan09.26
58Montenegro09.17
59=Slovakia09.09
59=Jordan09.09
61Slovenia08.85
62Sweden08.62
Europe Avg09.80
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
186Afghanistan2002 Dec 18
187Tuvalu2003 Mar 20
188Thailand2004 Jan 29
189Montenegro2006 Jun 03
190Timor-Leste (E. Timor)2007 Jan 08
191Brunei2008 Jul 27
192Iraq2009 Oct 26
193Somalia2009 Dec 10
Europe Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better40
Pos.2011
%40
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
77Cambodia37.1%
78Namibia36.6%
79Germany36.1%
80Montenegro35.9%
81Rwanda35.8%
82Romania33.4%
83Luxembourg33.3%
84Togo33.3%
Europe Avg33.6%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
41
Pos.2021
kg41
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
161Barbados86.4
162Canada86.9
163New Caledonia87.5
164Montenegro88.4
165Belarus88.9
166Poland89.3
167St Lucia89.6
168Taiwan89.8
Europe Avg71.1
World Avg52.5
q=185.

In the 2010s, meat consumption per person in Montenegro was well above the global average (of 49kgs per year), putting unnecessary strain on water supplies and the environment.41

7. Montenegro's Modernity and Learning

#education #english #maths #modernity #research #science #technology #the_internet

Compared to Europe (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Finland8.4
2Switzerland15.1
3Estonia15.8
...
40Bosnia & Herzegovina58.1
41Monaco64.5
42Georgia65.1
43Montenegro66.0
44Armenia70.0
45=Azerbaijan70.1
46Macedonia71.0
47Albania72.4
48Andorra74.5
Europe Avg41.2
q=49.
Modernity & Learning (2020)42
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank42
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
67Kazakhstan63.3
68Monaco64.5
69Georgia65.1
70Montenegro66.0
71Vietnam67.1
72Grenada68.5
73Costa Rica68.9
74Bermuda69.0
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2943
2Israel4.1143
3Japan3.5843
...
69Thailand0.3944
70=Tanzania0.3845
70=Romania0.3843
70=Montenegro0.3846
70=Chile0.3843
70=Ghana0.3845
75Moldova0.3546
76Ecuador0.3444
Europe Avg1.32
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
47
Pos.201847
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
35Albania92.9%
36Belarus92.2%
37Marshall Islands92.1%
38Montenegro91.6%
39Australia90.4%
40Romania90.0%
41Botswana90.0%
42Serbia89.5%
Europe Avg88.3%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
48
Pos.2021
Years48
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
57Mauritius15.2
58Belarus15.2
59Croatia15.1
60Montenegro15.1
61Hungary15.0
62Mongolia15.0
63Ukraine15.0
64Bolivia14.9
Europe Avg16.1
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
45Morocco45
46Belarus46
47Moldova47
48Montenegro48
49Norway49
50Fiji50
51Dominica51
52Malaysia52
Europe Avg31.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Maths, Science & Reading
Higher is better
49
Pos.2015
Score49
1Singapore1655
2Hong Kong1598
3Japan1586
...
50Turkey1273
51Trinidad & Tobago1269
52Moldova1264
53Montenegro1256
54=Costa Rica1247
54=Mexico1247
56Albania1245
57=Thailand1245
Europe Avg1417
World Avg1389
q=70.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
50
Pos.201650
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
72French Polynesia64%
73Albania63%
74Palestine63%
75Montenegro62%
76Bosnia & Herzegovina62%
77Azerbaijan61%
78Belarus61%
79St Vincent & Grenadines60%
Europe Avg76.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
51
Pos.2017
Ratio51
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
168=Dominica0.0
168=Cuba0.0
168=St Vincent & Grenadines0.0
168=Montenegro0.0
168=Libya0.0
168=Jamaica0.0
168=Fiji0.0
168=Jordan0.0
Europe Avg8.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

World Giving Index
Higher is better
52
Pos.2022
%52
1Indonesia68.0
2Kenya61.0
3USA59.0
...
93=Togo34.0
93=Mozambique34.0
93=Albania34.0
93=Montenegro34.0
93=Kazakhstan34.0
93=Gabon34.0
93=Taiwan34.0
100Bangladesh33.0
Europe Avg39.0
World Avg39.6
q=125.
Corruption
Higher is better
53
Pos.2022
Points53
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
64Romania46.0
65China45.0
66=Sao Tome & Principe45.0
66=Montenegro45.0
66=Cuba45.0
69Jamaica44.0
70=Oman44.0
70=Bahrain44.0
Europe Avg57.61
World Avg42.98
q=180.

Thoughout the 2000s, Montenegro made serious improvements to its Corruption Perception Index score (+11), sitting amongst the top-10 best-improvers that decade.

Happiness
Higher is better
54
Pos.2018
Score54
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
78Serbia5.4
79Greece5.4
80Tajikistan5.4
81Montenegro5.3
82Croatia5.3
83Dominican Rep.5.3
84Algeria5.3
85Morocco5.3
Europe Avg6.06
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
58Philippines58
59Uruguay59
60Samoa60
61Montenegro61
62Ukraine62
63Israel63
64Mexico64
65S. Africa65
Europe Avg35.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
68Panama68
69New Zealand69
70Tunisia70
71Montenegro71
72Ukraine72
73Chile73
74Macedonia74
75Oman75
Europe Avg42.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
55
Pos.2023
Score55
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
42Botswana1.76
43S. Korea1.76
44Mongolia1.77
45Montenegro1.77
46Laos1.78
47Sierra Leone1.79
48Oman1.79
49Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.80
Europe Avg1.70
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
125Burundi125
126Barbados126
127Chad127
128Montenegro128
129Dominican Rep.129
130Papua New Guinea130
131Syria131
132Belarus132
Europe Avg84.6
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
38Liberia38
39Turkey39
40Malaysia40
41Montenegro41
42Iceland42
43Hungary43
44Kenya44
45Serbia45
Europe Avg37.8
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
56
Pos.2019
Score56
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
51Guinea0.97
52Honduras0.99
53=Vietnam1.00
53=Montenegro1.00
55Taiwan1.01
56Laos1.03
57Armenia1.17
58Senegal1.19
Europe Avg1.62
World Avg2.78
q=150.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better57
Pos.201957
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
19Switzerland3.50
20Belgium3.60
21=Estonia3.60
21=Montenegro3.60
21=Cyprus3.60
21=Denmark3.60
25Australia3.70
26=Austria3.70
Europe Avg4.86
World Avg14.59
q=184.
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient)
Lower is better58
Pos.2017
%58
1Ukraine25.0
2=Belarus25.4
2=Slovenia25.4
...
29Egypt31.8
30=Ireland31.8
30=Lebanon31.8
32Montenegro31.9
33Japan32.1
34=Mongolia32.3
34=Switzerland32.3
36Bangladesh32.4
Europe Avg31.5
World Avg38.1
q=152.
Multidimensional Poverty
Lower is better59
Pos.2018
Severity59
1Armenia.001
2Ukraine.001
3Serbia.001
4Turkmenistan.001
5Jordan.002
6Kazakhstan.002
7Montenegro.002
8Trinidad & Tobago.002
9Maldives.003
10Albania.003
11Thailand.003
12Moldova.004
Europe Avg.004
World Avg.154
q=101.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below60:

Christian78.1%
Muslim18.7%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated3.2%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Orthodox 74.2%, Muslim 17.7%, Catholic 3.5%, other 0.6%, unspecified 3%, atheist 1% (2003 census)61.

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