Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.2 years longer

In Croatia, 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 18.4% less likely to be obese

In Croatia, 24.4% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.


make 56.1% more money

Croatia has a GDP per capita of $24,400, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 10.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Croatia, 12.4% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 53.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Croatia, 19.5% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.


be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Croatia, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 64.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Croatia, approximately 9.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.7% less likely to have internet access

In Croatia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.


spend 10.9% less on education

Croatia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.9% more on healthcare

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


see 30.2% more coastline

Croatia has a total of 5,835 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 Croatia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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