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


live 8.3 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 74 years (69 years for men, 80 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 18.8% less likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.


make 2.3 times more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $19,100 as of 2022, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2022.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Italy, that number is 8.1% as of 2022.

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Belarus, 4.8% live below the poverty line as of 2020. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2021.

pay a 3.8 times higher top tax rate

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2017. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.


be 5.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Belarus, approximately 1.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Italy, 5.0 women do as of 2020.

have 14.5% fewer children

In Belarus, there are approximately 8.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Italy, there are 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 11.8% less likely to have internet access

In Belarus, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Italy, about 75.0% do as of 2021.


spend 50.0% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 9.6% of GDP as of 2020.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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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