Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years less


In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 12.1% more likely to be obese


In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 32.3% more money


Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,100, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 65.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Italy, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 44.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

Life

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Italy, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 46.2% more likely to have internet access


In Italy, approximately 61.3% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 19.5% more on education


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

spend 22.8% more on healthcare


Italy spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 68.6% less coastline


Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

How big is Germany compared to Italy? 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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