Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Italy, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 13.7 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

Economy

make 4.6 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 14.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

Life

be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 12.1% more likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Italy, it is 99.2%.

be 89.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 44.2% fewer children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of the population has electricity access. In Italy, 100% of the population do.

be 71.7% more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.1% more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 76.9% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 16.6 times more coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? 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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