Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 78.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Guyana, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Italy, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 13.0 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 70 years (66 years for men, 73 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


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.

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


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.

Life

be 99.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 667.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

be 12.1% more likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5% as of 2015. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.

be 88.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 27.6 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 45.8% fewer children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.5 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 18.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 99.3% more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 37.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 39.7% less on education


Guyana spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Italy spends 3.8% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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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