If you moved to Italy from the United States, you would:
MAKE 43.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
ITALY ($29,600.00 per capita)
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 (79.56 years life expectancy)
ITALY (82.03 years life expectancy)
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 (12,186 kWh per capita)
ITALY (4,981 kWh per capita)
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 (0.6% of people)
ITALY (0.3% of people)
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 (6.17 per 1000 infants)
ITALY (3.31 per 1000 infants)
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 (7.3% of people)
ITALY (12.4% of people)
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 (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
ITALY (8.84 babies per 1000 people)
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 (15.1% of people)
ITALY (29.9% of people)
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 (19,924km of coastline)
ITALY (7,600km of coastline)
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
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)
Do not leave the table during a meal
Never eat with your fingers or hands
Shake hands when meeting a new person
Hugging is normal and acceptable when meeting someone new
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).
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