Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 69.3% less likely to be obese


In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Chad, that number is 6.1% of people.

be 6.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Italy, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chad, that number is 1.3% of people.

live 31.7 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Chad, that number is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 94.0% less money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Chad, the GDP per capita is $2,300.

be 56.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Chad, however, that number is 46.7%.

spend 23.0% more on taxes


Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8%. In Chad, the top tax rate is 60.0%.

Life

be 77.5% less likely to be literate


In Italy, the literacy rate is 99.2%. In Chad, it is 22.3%.

have 4.1 times more children


In Italy, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Chad, there are 35.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 214.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Chad, 856.0 women do.

be 25.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Italy, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chad, on the other hand, 85.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 96.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Italy, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Chad, 4% of the population do.

be 91.8% less likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Chad, about 5.0% do.

be 49.2% 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). In Chad, that number is 51% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.3% less on education


Italy spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education. Chad spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 60.9% less on healthcare


Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chad, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

Chad: At a glance

Chad is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,259,200 sq km. Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and the insurgents. In 2005, new rebel groups emerged in western Sudan and made probing attacks into eastern Chad despite signing peace agreements in December 2006 and October 2007. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. Power remains in the hands of an ethnic minority. In January 2014, Chad began a two year rotation on the UN Security Council.

How big is Chad 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, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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