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

Health

live 0.9 years longer

In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Italy, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022.

be 21.3% less likely to be obese

In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Italy, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 56.5% less money

Ireland has a GDP per capita of $89,700 as of 2020, while in Italy, the GDP per capita is $39,000 as of 2020.

be 98.4% more likely to be unemployed

In Ireland, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 9.9% as of 2019.

be 53.4% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ireland, 13.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Italy, however, that number is 20.1% as of 2018.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Italy, 2.0 women do as of 2017.

have 43.6% fewer children

In Ireland, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Italy, there are 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 23.9% less likely to have internet access

In Ireland, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Italy, about 70.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% more on education

Ireland spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Italy spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 29.9% more on healthcare

Ireland spends 6.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Italy, that number is 8.7% of GDP as of 2019.

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.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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