Life in Montenegro is a dream of Russians who heard about this country or visited it as a tourist. In this article we will touch on the main nuances of living in Montenegro, which may not be obvious to foreigners.
Montenegro is a small country with a population of only 600 thousand people. This explains the fact that there simply is nowhere to hurry. Montenegrins wake up late, adore long time to sit in a cafe and are loyal to delays.
Indigenous people are characterized by good nature and openness. Montenegrins treat foreigners with warmth, attention and interest. In small towns everyone is familiar and enjoys talking to each other.
For the local mentality is characterized by great love and respect for the family. Montenegrins honor their parents and help them in every possible way. In this country, they adore children: both their own and others'.
The cost of products, household goods and clothing in Montenegro is not as high as in the EU countries. For food, it costs 10 euros per person per day, provided you prepare food yourself, toothpaste in stores costs 2 euros, powder - 1.6 euros, jeans - 70 euros, sneakers - 85 euros.
To travel around the city, it's best to use your own car. Montenegro can be traversed by public transport. Travel from one city to another costs in the amount of 5 to 10 euros. Especially popular in the country are taxi services. A trip to another city or to a nearby resort costs around € 20.
The price of housing in Montenegro depends on the city and remoteness from the sea. Rent an apartment on the coast in Budva is at least 400 euros per month, in Niksiche - 200 euros.
The average cost of a cottage by the sea is 100 thousand euros. For 60 thousand euros you can buy a small house with a poor finish, which will have to be repaired.
The level of salaries in Montenegro is at a lower level than in other European countries. But foreigners here find work more quickly.
The average salary for the country is 500 euros. Electricians, doctors and teachers in universities take about as much. The minimum salary in Montenegro is 190 euros.
In summer, when a huge number of tourists come to the country, tour guides, animators and workers of public catering establishments earn the most.
Montenegrins do not adhere to a healthy diet, preferring to eat salty, fried and sweet. It is this kind of food that prevails in most Montenegrin restaurants and cafes.
The basis of the diet of the local population is meat, fish, bread and cheese. In coastal areas, lunch or dinner is unthinkable without a portion of fresh, fried or baked seafood.
Almost all establishments in Montenegro offer visitors both national and traditional European cuisine. The menu usually has pizza, spaghetti, soups, pies and other usual dishes for us.
It is difficult for foreigners to understand the characteristics of baby food in Montenegro. For example, porridges in this country are sold only in health food stores, they are very rarely eaten.
Montenegrin medicine is divided into paid and free. About free services that are provided to all citizens of the country and foreigners holding a residence permit, mostly respond in a negative way.
To receive medical care, you need to have a health book. It records all cases of illness and treatment in state medical institutions. Once every 3 months in the health book you need to put a seal in the Fund of Health.
In Montenegro, one of the most advanced education systems in Europe is practiced. Children in schools learn the latest programs, which include interactive classes and practice.
School education is divided into basic (9 years) and secondary (3-4 years). The child can finish only the primary school, and then go to college or work.
Only 3 universities are open in Montenegro. To enter higher education, you need to know the state language. This applies not only free, but also paid training.
The most popular specialty in the country has been tourism for several years. This is due to the fact that Montenegrin specialists in this sphere have the highest salaries.
In Montenegro, resort entertainment is common: beach recreation, water sports, snorkeling, fishing. All these people like to do not only tourists, but also local people.
Montenegrins adore cheerful and active pastime, and nightlife here thrives. There are many clubs in the country, where discos and parties are held regularly.
With the advent of summer in Montenegro, the period of festivals begins: theater, poetry, music, etc. Local residents take part in sports competitions or come to them as fans.