Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Italy instead of India, you would:
live 12.8 years longer
In India, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 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 5.1 times more likely to be obese
In India, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.
make 5.3 times more money
India has a GDP per capita of $7,200 as of 2017, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,200 as of 2017.
be 32.9% more likely to be unemployed
In India, 8.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Italy, that number is 11.3% as of 2017.
be 36.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In India, 21.9% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9% as of 2012.
pay a 37.3% higher top tax rate
India has a top tax rate of 35.5% as of 2016. In Italy, the top tax rate is 48.8% as of 2016.
be 98.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In India, approximately 145.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.
be 33.3% more likely to be literate
In India, the literacy rate is 74.4% as of 2018. In Italy, it is 99.2% as of 2018.
be 91.0% less likely to die during infancy
In India, approximately 35.4 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 53.8% fewer children
In India, there are approximately 18.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Italy, there are 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 18.3% more likely to have access to electricity
In India, approximately 84% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Italy, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access
In India, approximately 34.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Italy, about 74.4% do as of 2018.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Italy: At a glance
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