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

Health

live 8.1 years longer

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 74 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.

be 37.8% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.2 times more money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,000 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.

be 38.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 32.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.

be 25.7% more likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 7.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 94.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 39.3% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 71.2% as of 2017. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 82.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 17.7 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2022.

have 67.6% fewer children

In Egypt, there are approximately 21.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Expenditures

spend 10.3% more on education

Egypt spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 85.1% more on healthcare

Egypt spends 4.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.

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.


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

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.
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