Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.3 years longer


In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 37.8% less likely to be obese


In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 87.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 34.4% more likely to be literate


In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 82.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 70.9% fewer children


In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 56.4% more likely to have internet access


In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 64.3% more on healthcare


Egypt spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Egypt has a total of 2,450 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 Egypt? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Egyptian Tax Authority.

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