Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.3 years longer


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 18.8% less likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 2.0 times more money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 11.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 5.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 3.8 times more on taxes


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

Life

have 16.5% less children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.8% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 18.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 61.4% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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