United States compared to Italy

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If you moved to Italy from United States, you would..


make 36.6% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Italy Italy ($36,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $36,300.
Category: United States vs. Italy - GDP Per Capita

live 2.4 years longer


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Italy Italy (82.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Italy - Life Expectancy

consume 61.1% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Italy Italy (4,692 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Italy, that number is 4,692 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Italy - Electricity Consumption

have 30.4% fewer babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Italy Italy (8.7 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, that number is 8.7 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Italy - Birth Rate

be 98% more likely to live 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, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Italy, that number is 29.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Italy - Poverty Line

be 43.1% less likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Italy Italy (3.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Italy - Infant Mortality

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Italy Italy (11.4% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Italy - Unemployment

see 61.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Italy Italy (7,600 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
Category: United States vs. Italy - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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