Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.4 years longer


In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 83 years for women). In Italy, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 21.3% less likely to be obese


In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people.

Economy

make 49.5% less money


Ireland has a GDP per capita of $75,500, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $38,100.

be 73.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Ireland, 6.4% of adults are unemployed. In Italy, that number is 11.1%.

be 3.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line. In Italy, however, that number is 29.9%.

Life

be 50.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ireland, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Italy, 4.0 women do.

have 39.0% fewer children


In Ireland, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Italy, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.4% less likely to have internet access


In Ireland, approximately 82.2% of the population has internet access. In Italy, about 61.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 16.3% less on education


Ireland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Italy spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 17.9% more on healthcare


Ireland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Italy, that number is 9.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.2 times more coastline


Ireland has a total of 1,448 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 Ireland? 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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