Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 84.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 31.7 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 16.6 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 36.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 18.7% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 99.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 4.4 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 96.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 75.8% less children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 12.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 96.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 41.4% more on education


Chad spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% 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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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