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

Health

live 7.9 years longer

In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022. In Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.

be 5.5 times more likely to be obese

In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 8.1 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,800 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.

be 17.3% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.

pay a 62.7% higher top tax rate

Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 173.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 32.4% more likely to be literate

In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 74.9% as of 2020. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 89.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 30.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.

have 60.7% fewer children

In Bangladesh, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 20.5% more likely to have access to electricity

In Bangladesh, approximately 83% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 3.3 times more on education

Bangladesh spends 1.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 3.5 times more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 13.1 times more coastline

Bangladesh has a total of 580 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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.
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