Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years longer


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 10.8% less likely to be obese


In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 24.8% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,800 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

be 79.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 71.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 17.1% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 20.8% less on education


Germany spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 3.2 times more coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? 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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