Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.3 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 23.1% more likely to be obese


In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

be 91.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 80.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 73.4% less on taxes


Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

make 50.4% less money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

Life

have 19.8% more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.0% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.0% less on healthcare


Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 22.0% more on education


Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Italy? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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