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

Health

live 10.1 years longer

In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money

Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

be 49.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

be 4.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.

pay a 7.0 times higher top tax rate

Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 21.7% more likely to be literate

In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2015. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 85.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.2 children do as of 2020.

have 63.9% fewer children

In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.4% more likely to have internet access

In Guatemala, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 35.7% more on education

Guatemala spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 19.0 times more coastline

Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In Italy, that number is 7,600 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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.
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