Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Moldova instead of Italy, you would:
live 10.2 years less
In Italy, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Moldova, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022.
be 49.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 9.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Moldova, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 63.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Italy, 20.1% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Moldova, however, that number is 7.3% as of 2018.
pay a 63.1% lower top tax rate
Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Moldova, the top tax rate is 18.0% as of 2016.
make 68.5% less money
Italy has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2020, while in Moldova, the GDP per capita is $12,300 as of 2020.
have 46.6% more children
In Italy, there are approximately 7.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Moldova, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 9.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Moldova, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.7 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 Moldova, on the other hand, 11.6 children do as of 2022.
spend 26.4% less on healthcare
Italy spends 8.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Moldova, that number is 6.4% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 41.9% more on education
Italy spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Moldova spends 6.1% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Italian Revenue Agency, State tax Service.
Moldova: At a glance
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