Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Canada, you would:
be 32.3% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
live 1.2 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.
make 15.0% less money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $45,900 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.
be 74.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.
be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.
pay a 47.9% higher top tax rate
Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 80.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 27.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.4 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 31.7% fewer children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 27.8% less likely to have internet access
In Canada, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.
spend 18.9% less on education
Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 19.4% less on healthcare
Canada spends 10.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 96.2% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 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, Canada Revenue Agency.
Italy: At a glance
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