Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Belgium, you would:
live 1.1 years longer
In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 18.0% less money
Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.
be 59.2% more likely to be unemployed
In Belgium, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.
be 98.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.
be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Belgium, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
have 24.3% fewer children
In Belgium, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 16.1% less likely to have internet access
In Belgium, approximately 88.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.
spend 41.5% less on education
Belgium spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 114.3 times more coastline
Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Italy: At a glance
How big is Italy compared to Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.