Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years longer


In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

pay a 39.4% higher top tax rate


Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 56.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 22.9% fewer children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 10.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 11.9% less likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 84.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 40.6% less on education


Cyprus spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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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