Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.5 years longer


In Cyprus, 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).

Economy

spend 39.4% more on taxes


Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 42.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 58.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 23.9% less children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.2% less likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 32.8% less on education


Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 24.3% more on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 11.7 times more coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 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 Cyprus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus, The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency.

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