Comparing United States to Italy

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MAKE 43.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Italy  ITALY ($29,600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Italy, that number is $29,600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Italy GDP

LIVE 2.5 YEARS LONGER


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Italy  ITALY (82.03 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82.03.
Category: United States vs. Italy life expectancy

CONSUME 59.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Italy  ITALY (4,981 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Italy, it is 4,981 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Italy electricity consumption

BE 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Italy  ITALY (0.3% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.3%.
Category: United States vs. Italy AIDS percentage

BE 46.4% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Italy  ITALY (3.31 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, there are a total of 3.31 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Italy infant mortality

BE 69.9% MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Italy  ITALY (12.4% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Italy 12.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Italy unemployment rate

HAVE 34.1% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Italy  ITALY (8.84 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Italy, however, there are a total of 8.84 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Italy birth rate

BE 98% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Italy  ITALY (29.9% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Italy, 29.9% are.
Category: United States vs. Italy poverty

SEE A 61.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Italy  ITALY (7,600km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Italy has a total of 7,600 km.
Category: United States vs. Italy coastline

At a Glance: Italy

  • Land Area: ~301 thousand sq km (United States is ~33 times bigger than Italy)
  • Population: ~62 million people (257 million more people live in United States)
  • Etiquette: In Italy, "Cheers!" = "Salute!"

How big is Italy compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Italy (301,340 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).

Etiquette in Italy

Tipping:
  • As in most of Europe, tipping is not necessary
  • If you received fantastic service, tip if you are able to
Do's & Don'ts:
  • DO NOT be late to business meetings and events
  • DO provide your host with a gift of reasonable value
  • DO touch while conversing
  • DO formally address strangers (Signor/Signora)
Table Manners:
  • Do not leave the table during a meal
  • Never eat with your fingers or hands
Greetings:
  • Shake hands when meeting a new person
  • Hugging is normal and acceptable when meeting someone new
Learn more about etiquette

A brief history of Italy

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 301,340 sq km. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy is a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include sluggish economic growth, high youth and female unemployment, organized crime, corruption, and economic disparities between southern Italy and the more prosperous north.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).