Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 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

make 3.3 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

pay a 39.4% higher top tax rate


Ecuador 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 96.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 78.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 15.0 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 50.6% fewer children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.0 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 29.9% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 57.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 24.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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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