Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of France, you would:
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.
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.
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.
see 56.6% more coastline
France has a total of 4,853 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Italy: At a glance
How big is Italy compared to France? See an in-depth size comparison.