Macedonia's economic status
Ever since the Republic of Macedonia freed itself from the Yugoslavia circa 1991, the country was able to improve its economic stability. With this, Macedonia continues to have a good record in terms of its fiscal prudence. Unarguably, the social norms in the country had been influenced deeply by the Ottoman Turks, resulting to a variety of cuisine and the arts. The country is also known for its rich nature such as mountains, valleys and caves. Besides having a low cost of living, people in Macedonia could be observed to be smoking everywhere.