Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.3 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

spend 39.4% more on taxes


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

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


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

be 79.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 52.0% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 13.3% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Italy, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 18.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 3.4 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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