Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Albania, you would:

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Albania, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Albania has a GDP per capita of $12,500, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 20.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Albania, 14.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Albania, 14.3% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 2.1 times more on taxes


Albania has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 86.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Albania, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 72.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Albania, approximately 11.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 34.8% fewer children


In Albania, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Albania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.1% more on education


Albania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.2% more on healthcare


Albania spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 21.0 times more coastline


Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

Italy: At a glance

Italy is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 294,140 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Albanian Taxation Office.

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