Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of Germany, you would:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
see 3.2 times more coastline
Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.