Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 26.4% less money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $51,800, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

Life

be 33.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Iceland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

be 57.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Italy, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

have 37.2% less children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.6% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 47.4% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 52.9% more coastline


Iceland has a total of 4,970 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 Iceland? 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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