Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 31.4% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 24.3% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 98.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 23.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 28.9% fewer children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 30.5% less likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 88.2% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 21.2% less on education


Australia spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 70.5% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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