Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.4 years longer


In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 10.8% less likely to be obese


In Colombia, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Colombia has a GDP per capita of $14,500, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

spend 47.9% more on taxes


Colombia has a top tax rate of 33.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Colombia, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 75.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Colombia, approximately 13.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 46.6% less children


In Colombia, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 27.8% more on healthcare


Colombia spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.4 times more coastline


Colombia has a total of 3,208 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 Colombia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Directorate of National Taxes and Customs (DIAN).

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