Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Italy instead of Czech Republic, you would:

Health

live 3.2 years longer


In Czech Republic, 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.

be 23.5% less likely to be obese


In Czech Republic, 26.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Czech Republic, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Czech Republic, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Czech Republic has a top tax rate of 22.0% as of 2017. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Czech Republic, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Czech Republic, approximately 2.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 32.1% less on education


Czech Republic spends 5.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Czech Republic? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Financial Administration of the Czech Republic.

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