Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.4 years longer

In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 28.9% less likely to be obese

In Chile, 28.0% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.


make 55.5% more money

Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 58.6% more likely to be unemployed

In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 22.0% more on taxes

Chile has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.


be 81.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Chile, approximately 22.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 50.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 36.8% less children

In Chile, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 16.3% less on education

Chile spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.9% more on healthcare

Chile spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.


see 18.1% more coastline

Chile has a total of 6,435 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.

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 Chile? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Chilean Tax Administration.


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