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

Health

live 10.1 years less

In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 79.6% less likely to be unemployed

In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 85.7% lower top tax rate

Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

make 78.5% less money

Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 98.3% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

have 2.8 times more children

In Italy, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 47.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 17.8% less likely to be literate

In Italy, the literacy rate is 99.2% as of 2018. In Guatemala, it is 81.5% as of 2015.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Italy, approximately 3.2 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.6% less likely to have internet access

In Italy, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 26.3% less on education

Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 94.7% less coastline

Italy has a total of 7,600 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.
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