Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.4 years longer


In Estonia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 19.8% more money


Estonia has a GDP per capita of $31,800, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 88.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Estonia, 5.9% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 41.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Estonia, 21.1% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

spend 2.4 times more on taxes


Estonia has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8%.

Life

be 55.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Estonia, approximately 9.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 13.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Estonia, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 14.9% less children


In Estonia, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.7% less likely to have internet access


In Estonia, approximately 87.2% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.5% less on education


Estonia spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 43.7% more on healthcare


Estonia spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.0 times more coastline


Estonia has a total of 3,794 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 Estonia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Estonian Tax and Customs Board, The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency.

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