Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Afghanistan instead of Italy, you would:
be 72.4% less likely to be obese
In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Afghanistan, that number is 5.5% of people as of 2016.
live 28.9 years less
In Italy, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Afghanistan, that number is 54 years (52 years for men, 55 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 59.0% lower top tax rate
Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Afghanistan, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.
make 94.9% less money
Italy has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2020, while in Afghanistan, the GDP per capita is $2,000 as of 2020.
be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 9.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Afghanistan, that number is 23.9% as of 2017.
be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Italy, 20.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Afghanistan, however, that number is 54.5% as of 2017.
have 5.1 times more children
In Italy, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Afghanistan, there are 35.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 319.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Afghanistan, 638.0 women do as of 2017.
be 62.4% less likely to be literate
In Italy, the literacy rate is 99.2% as of 2018. In Afghanistan, it is 37.3% as of 2021.
be 33.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Italy, approximately 3.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Afghanistan, on the other hand, 104.9 children do as of 2022.
be 74.3% less likely to have internet access
In Italy, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Afghanistan, about 18.0% do as of 2020.
be 23.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Italy, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Afghanistan, that number is 76% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 25.6% less on education
Italy spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Afghanistan spends 3.2% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
spend 51.7% more on healthcare
Italy spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Afghanistan, that number is 13.2% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Afghanistan Revenue Department.
Afghanistan: At a glance
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