Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 13.4% less money


France has a GDP per capita of $44,100 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 20.2% more likely to be unemployed


In France, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In France, 14.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In France, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

have 29.4% fewer children


In France, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 29.6% less on education


France spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 56.6% more coastline


France has a total of 4,853 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 France? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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